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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 (132)

Government must engage with Section 39 workers - Senator Paul Gavan21 September, 2022

Senator Paul Gavan confronts Greek Migration Minister on pushbacks19 September, 2022

Government must act swiftly to enact long-promised Safe Access Zones legislation - Senator Paul Gavan14 September, 2022

Greed at the root of opposition to security sector ERO - Senator Paul Gavan26 August, 2022

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

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