Siptu report: union shouldn’t only fund Labour Party

Siptu report: union shouldn’t only fund Labour Party
SIPTU general president Jack O’Connor

Report also recommends scrapping Jack O’Connor’s general president position

Trade union Siptu’s political fund, which it collects from members, should not be restricted to the Labour Party, an internal report into the the country’s largest trade union’s future direction has recommended.

The report also recommends scrapping Jack O’Connor’s general president position once his current term of office ends in January 2018.

O’Connor has held the role as head of the country’s biggest trade union since 2003. But, under the proposals,...

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