Our database of policy motions from ICTU conferences.

Health of Workers

Motion no
22
This conference calls on the incoming Congress Executive to encourage as a matter of policy, that all productivity measures which form part of proposed pay agreements allow that due recognition be given to the health of workers, as prescribed in legislation.
Adopted

Gender Balance Membership

Motion no
23
In light of the recent gender breakdown of Trade Union membership North and South, conference is resolved to revise all committeesand sub-committees of ICTU to ensure positive gender balance and adequate representation of the now majority gender group.Likewise...
Adopted

Engagement with Students

Motion no
24
Conference notes the recent move by Government to exclude History and Geography from the core curriculum whilst also noting the absence of any trade union reference in subjects such as Politics and Society.Conference further recognises that the movement must...
Adopted

Duty to Defend the Environment

Motion no
26
Congress notes that proposals to mine gold in the Sperrin Mountains would cause massive environmental pollution to an area of outstanding natural beauty, and threaten the entire Foyle River system. Congress notes that, rather than create jobs, the proposed...
Adopted

Crisis in the Retail Sector

Motion no
27
ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference expresses its concern over the crisis on the high street and in the wider retail sector.Over the past 12 months, the retail sector has been hit by more shop closures than ever and consumer confidence has still not fully...
Adopted

Future Potential of Rosslare Europort

Motion no
28
That this Conference notes with concern the failure of successive Governments to maximise the strategic potential for Rosslare Europort in relation to its central position as the nearest Irish port to mainland Europe.Conference calls for the status of the port...
Adopted

Protection of Workers' Rights

Motion no
30
We at Equity request that all the sister unions at this year’s ICTU Conference join with us to pursue these aims and any others necessary to protect all of our workers in all industries and professions at this difficult time.We call upon the ICTU:To join with...
Adopted

Workers' Rights Post-Brexit

Motion no
31
Congress notes the risk, in a time of great economic and political uncertainty for the voice of workers, expressed through their trade unions, to become marginalised. This makes it essential that in any discussion of future economic development and trade“deals...
Adopted