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Paul Gavan



Paul Gavan - Seanad Whip and Workers’ Rights & Collective Bargaining

“It is a great honour to have been elected to the Seanad and to be given the opportunity to represent the rights of workers in the Oireachtas.  I would like to thank the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for their nomination and my own union of SIPTU for their support as I took on the Seanad election.

“As someone with experience in the trade union movement, I will be a vocal advocate for workers’ rights in the time ahead, particularly in the area of living wage where my colleague David Cullinane TD made great strides during his own time as a Senator. I also wish to restate my support for the ICTU Charter for Fair Conditions at Work, as I firmly believe that a strong economy cannot exist without a fair society.”

Statements (98)

Minister must deliver pay justice for striking IWA & Community Workers - Senator Paul Gavan5 July, 2022

Government must amend legislation on European Works Councils and respond to the European Commission’s warning – Senator Paul Gavan1 July, 2022

Victory for hospitality workers and unions with Tips Bill on service charges - Senator Paul Gavan29 June, 2022

Government Tips Bill must end scandal of bosses pocketing service charges - Senator Paul Gavan27 June, 2022

Human rights laws in the North undermined by know-nothing Tories - Senator Paul Gavan23 June, 2022

Plight of Palestinian children raised at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - Senator Gavan21 June, 2022

Government to head off into summer holidays without action on cost of living crisis - Senator Paul Gavan15 June, 2022

Minister must act immediately to resolve the Medical Scientist Strike – Senator Paul Gavan24 May, 2022

PACE must recognise Israel is an Apartheid State - Senator Paul Gavan27 April, 2022

Senator Paul Gavan calls for the EU to accede to Social Charter26 April, 2022

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