Respect at Work

Respect at Work is a civil society campaign to improve workers’ rights in Ireland.

We are tired of big business setting the rules that we have to follow.

It’s time to demand better. We want you to join us.

Join our campaign for respect at work and win better rights to join and organise a trade union in your workplace.

Our Six Asks

Through new legislation, we aim to:

  • Ban union-busting once and for all.
  • Protect union members so that they cannot be victimised, discriminated against or dismissed for their union activity.
  • Provide the right to join a union for workers that positively encourages union membership and protects them from victimisation.
  • Introduce legally protected facilities for union representatives so that they have the means to discharge their functions for their members.
  • Provide the right of workers to access trade unions so they can know their rights, talk and ask questions of their relevant trade union in their workplace.
  • Public funding should promote collective bargaining, as per the EU Directive. Include collective bargaining as a positive attribute in all public tendering processes.

Sign Up to the campaign for more information on these asks.