Wednesday 18 October 2017

I'll quit ICTU in two years, says Begg

DAVID Begg has announced he is to retire as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) within the next two years, writes Martin Frawley.

Mr Begg, who has held his current position since 2001, said he wants to ensure a number of critical issues facing the trade union movement are progressed before he steps down.

These include the re-drafting of the ICTU constitution to advance the re-organisation of congress into a smaller number of bigger unions to replace the 48 large and small unions that are currently affiliated.

Mr Begg is also keen to see that the Government keeps to its commitment to introduce workers' right to collective bargaining as promised in the Programme for Government.

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