ICTU wants power-sharing restoration
by Diarmaid Mac a Bhaird

A permanent forum for social dialogue, which includes the power-sharing government, trade unions, employers and other representatives, is needed in Northern Ireland, according to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).


This was one of a number of actions demanded by ICTU’s Northern Ireland Committee as it sought the immediate restoration of a devolved assembly at Stormont.


ICTU’s Northern Ireland Committee is the largest cross-community civil society body in Northern Ireland, and represents all trade unions with members in the North.


The Committee also called for action on compensation for historical abuse victims, improvements in public sector pay and reform of welfare benefits.


A statement from the Committee affirmed its commitment to the restoration of devolution to Northern Ireland “within the framework of equality and rights set out in the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and subsequent agreements,” it said.


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