Our database of policy motions from ICTU conferences.

Fair Employment and Nepotism

Motion no
3
Congress asserts that nepotism is still a problem across the public sector in Northern Ireland but particularly in Education.Congress believes that in too many schools, teachers and support staff are not appointed solely on merit but on a ‘who you know’ basis...
Adopted

Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland

Motion no
5
This conference recognises the disaster that welfare reform has been for the poorest in our communities in Northern Ireland. Low paid workers have been hit particularly hard by Universal Credit and, for them, there have been no mitigations payments available...
Adopted

Corporate Governance

Motion no
6
The Governing Body of a further education college is responsible for securing the efficient, effective management of the college, determining its strategic direction, appointing senior staff and ensuring that the college acts as a responsible employer.UCU are...
Adopted

Murder of Lyra McKee

Motion no
7
Congress notes the murder of NUJ member, journalist and activist Lyra McKee by the self-styled New IRA in Creggan, Derry on 18th April 2019.The murder of a worker in the line of duty evoked outrage across the world. The fact that Lyra was a young, accomplished...
Adopted

Collective Bargaining

Motion no
8
Conference notes that international organisations such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the OECD have, over recent years, begun to publicly acknowledge – often in contrast to their previous positions – the negative implications of widening inequality...
Adopted

Trade Union Organisation

Motion no
9
This conference:• Understands the importance of pooling our resources to meet the challenges facing working people, their communities and the unions that represent them.• Values the unity that exists between workers in the private, public, and community...
Adopted

Precarious Work

Motion no
11
Conference notes that since the foundation of our movement, trade unions have had to face down the scourge of precarious work on this Island.Today exploitative work practices exist in both traditional and newer forms. A significant proportion of the working...
Adopted