Tara Mines Workers SIPTU ICTU – Notice of Motion

10.1 Submitted by Cathaoirleach Tommy Reilly, Councillors Sean Drew, David Gilroy, Trevor Golden, Edward Fennessy and Michael Gallagher.

Meath Co. Council notes the commitment in the Government’s recent budget to the introduction of pay-related job seekers benefit in December 2024. However, this council is supporting SIPTU’s Construction Sector campaign on behalf of the Tara Mines workers in calling upon Government to bring forward the implementation date of these proposals and supports the ICTU’s position for job seekers benefit to be increased to 70% of average earnings capped at €550 for a minimum of 9 months.