Ireland - Union encourages ‘fair hotels’ campaign - May 27, 2010

SIPTU, the country’s largest union, has launched an initiative aimed at encouraging workers to use hotels which offer agreed levels of pay and conditions to staff for family holidays, short breaks, conferences and meetings. More than 40 hotels which recognise trade unions for collective bargaining and which have signed agreements governing terms and conditions for workers have been set out in the “fair hotels” campaign. Speaking at the launch, president of SIPTU and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Jack O’Connor, said unions which have endorsed the campaign would be giving their business for conferences and meetings to hotels in the new scheme. The campaign is supported by the UIF, the federation of food, farm and hotel workers worldwide.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0526/1224271144004.html; http://cms.iuf.org/?q=node/392


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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