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July 2017

INTO general secretary elected as president of the ICTU

Sheila Nunan was today elected as president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions the fifth INTO general secretary to take up the position of ICTU president.

Following her election she addressed the Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast and set out intergenerational solidarity and international solidarity as two key themes for her work during her term of office.

Ms Nunan said housing and decent work were linked. “You can’t have one without the other.”

“Decent work and decent pay concerns us all north south and can only be addressed by continuing our advocacy and campaign on the Charter for Decent Work. We must tackle the low wage economy north and south, the scandal of the public sector pay cap in the north and pay equality in the south a divisive legacy of the recession. We need to exploit every opportunity to fight against precarious work using the mechanisms won in our restoring industrial relations legislation. Properly funded activation and training supports are needed to tackle youth unemployment.”

Date: Thursday, 6 July 17