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News Archive 2017

ICTU Workshops / Seminars for INTO Members

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is hosting a number of workshops / seminars available to INTO members during May and June 2017.

To apply for any of these seminars please contact tony.gallagher@ictuni.org or directly through the ICTUNI website http://www.ictuni.org/events/

Trust Women – campaign for progressive reproductive rights

Friday 12th May 2017, 10am–12.30pm 

Venue: ICTU office, 45-47 Donegall St

This workshop will explore the issue of abortion and how lack of access impacts on women and girls.  It will examine why abortion in the context of sexual health and reproductive justice is, most certainly, a health and equality issue. 

The workshop provides opportunities for participants to explore their own value base around the issue of abortion as well as looking at real life case studies.

The debates of what it means to be prochoice will be highlighted, as well as legislation surrounding abortion in Northern Ireland. The session will seek to bust myths and explore the real facts and figures.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Annual Review of employment law 2016 

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 10am–12.30pm 

Venue: Labour Relations Agency, Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

This seminar combines developments in employment law in NI in 2016 with differences between it and GB employment law.

Trade union representatives will be given an overview of the main statutory and case law developments in 2016 and what they mean for trade unions and their members.

The amended law on Whistleblowing in Northern Ireland

Friday 23rd June 2017, 10am–12.30pm 

Venue: Labour Relations Agency, Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

This seminar examines the core aspects of the Northern Ireland Public Interest Disclosure legislation and developments in case law since 1998. The law in this area is due to change under the Employment Act (NI) 2016 and it will be important for trade union representatives to be aware of these changes.

The focus shall be on how a legally protected disclosure is made and how a worker is protected from detriment or dismissal if they have made a legally sound public interest disclosure to the appropriate person/prescribed body. 

It shall also examine issues such as key considerations when drafting a Whistleblowing Policy and potential areas of reform in the legislative framework.

Introduction to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Friday 30th June 2017, 10am–12.30pm 

Venue: ICTU office, 45-47 Donegall St

This is a general introduction to the law that bans disability discrimination against disabled employees and jobseekers; providing a broad overview of the subject.

It would be particularly suitable for people with little or no previous knowledge of the subject.


Date: Tuesday, 25 April 17