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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 (126)

Investment Partnership Bill needs further scrutiny in light of Michael D’Arcy revelations - Senator Paul Gavan30 September, 2020

Only re-integration under DAA will solve Shannon crisis - Senator Paul Gavan11 August, 2020

Union officials must be able to monitor meat factories - Senator Paul Gavan7 August, 2020

Tourism workers must be represented on the new Tourism Recovery Taskforce – Senator Paul Gavan9 June, 2020

Political action is needed to prevent Shannon Airport job losses9 June, 2020

Irish Contract Cleaning Companies Must Honour Promised Pay Rise - Senator Paul Gavan24 May, 2020

Compliance on return to work safely protocol must be enforced - Senator Paul Gavan14 May, 2020

Irish government must immediately join the global condemnation of illegal and reckless US action - Senator Paul Gavan4 January, 2020

Senator Paul Gavan calls for complete rethink of Retention of Records Bill26 November, 2019

Senator Gavan welcomes transfer of “Veterans for Peace” case to Dublin8 November, 2019

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