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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 (94)

Government must fix broken childcare system - Senator Paul Gavan21 September, 2021

Catastrophic 20-year US Military occupation of Afghanistan facilitated by use of Shannon Airport - Senator Paul Gavan17 August, 2021

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gaval addresses Hiroshima-Nagasaki peace event in Galway8 August, 2021

Senator Paul Gavan calls for de-escalation and respect for a ceasefire after recent border incidents between Armenia and Azerbaijan30 July, 2021

Oireachtas TV crews forced on to the dole for the summer - Senator Paul Gavan16 July, 2021

Government must express support for UN database of companies involved in illegal settlements - Louise O’Reilly TD & Senator Paul Gavan14 July, 2021

Government tax break will assist investment funds in out-bidding first-time buyers and drive up house prices - Senator Paul Gavan13 July, 2021

Urgency needed on Review three years after Repeal - Senator Paul Gavan6 July, 2021

Sinn Féin reintroduce bill to abolish sub-minimum rates of pay - Senator Paul Gavan5 July, 2021

Government must prioritise delivery of Repeal recommendations - Senator Paul Gavan28 June, 2021

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