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Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union

Full name Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union
Native name An Ceardchumann Seirbhísí, Tionsclaíoch, Gairmiúil agus Teicniúil
Founded 1990
Members 206,881[1]
Affiliation ICTU
Key people Jack O'Connor, general president
Joe O'Flynn, general secretary
Patricia King, vice president
Office location Dublin, Ireland
Country Ireland

SIPTU (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union; Irish: An Ceardchumann Seirbhísí, Tionsclaíoch, Gairmiúil agus Teicniúil) is Ireland's largest trade union, with around 200,000 members. Most of these members are in the Republic of Ireland, although the union does have a Northern Ireland branch. Its head office, Liberty Hall, is in Dublin, and regional headquarters are located in Kilkenny, Galway, Cork and Monaghan. SIPTU is affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and to the Irish Labour Party.

The union was formed in 1990 with the merger of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union and the Federated Workers' Union of Ireland. The merger was first proposed in the 1950s, and almost happened in 1969.

SIPTU is a Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, and the consequent displacement of Irish workers from employment.

The union established an Organising Unit in 2004 and its president, Social Partnership'.


  • General Secretaries 1
  • General Presidents 2
  • Vice Presidents 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

General Secretaries

1990: Christy Kirwan and ?
1994: Bill Attley
1998: John McDonnell
2002: Joe O'Flynn

General Presidents

1990: Bill Attley and Edmund Browne
1994: Edmund Browne
1997: Jimmy Somers
1999: Des Geraghty
2003: Jack O'Connor

Vice Presidents

1994: Jimmy Somers
1997: Des Geraghty
2000: Jack O'Connor
2003: Brendan Hayes
2010: Patricia King

See also

External links

  • SIPTU official website
  • Liberty - official newspaper


  1. ^ Unions Affiliated to Congress 2010, ICTU
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