ICTU: Stronger Together Anti-Racism Workplaces and Trade Unions Project

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We are proud to support an incredible new project at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to develop training, capacity building and research to support the fight against racism at every level of workplace and union activity, right across the island of Ireland.

At the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Stronger Together: Anti-Racism Workplaces and Trade Unions Project is working to combat racism and to illustrate the invaluable contributions made to Ireland’s workforce by migrant workers across the island.

Work in the area will see a number of initiatives arriving in the coming months. In March, our Training The Trainers package will launch, and will see union employees and representatives come together to avail of an all-island training on how to challenge racism in an effective, sustainable, and inclusive manner. 

Forthcoming research will shine a light on worker’s experience of racism in an Irish context, while also illustrating the various union-based efforts to respond to such injustices.

A Leadership Training progamme will offer a vital opportunity for the voices of Ethnic minority union members to be heard in a meaningful and constructive way and will promote the participation of migrant workers within union structures.

The project aims to help ensure that anti-racism policies and practices are a core collective bargaining tool for unions. The results of this multi-strand project’s work will also be shared in a learning conference, to be hosted by ICTU later this year. 

For more about the Stronger Together project, contact David Carroll at ICTU +353 1 8897777 Email: congress@ictu.ie

David Carroll, ICTU Anti-Racism Project Coordinator