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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 (112)

Passage of Tips Bill a 'significant victory for workers' - Senator Paul Gavan12 June, 2019

Hospitality workers set to be given a legal right to their tips by Sinn Féin Bill – Gavan7 June, 2019

Gavan calls for public protest against Trump at Shannon5 June, 2019

Gavan meets with lawyers of Jesús Santrich30 May, 2019

International community must urgently intervene in support of the Colombian peace process – Gavan29 May, 2019

Gavan to take part in Trade Union mission to Columbia24 May, 2019

Any 'Collective Agreement' on employee tips must include workers - Senator Paul Gavan9 May, 2019

Sinn Féin unveils radical ‘Right to Own’ policy - Senator Paul Gavan24 April, 2019

Community Employment scheme supervisors deserve a pension – Senator Paul Gavan16 April, 2019

EU must complete Accession to European Convention of Human Rights – Gavan10 April, 2019

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