Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (233)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

233. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of members of trade unions that notified her Department of being in benefit on 31 December 2018 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38519/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1990 provides that within one month after 31st December each year a trade union which is the holder of a negotiation licence shall send to the Minister a statement of the number of its members on the 31st December. Details of the trade unions membership numbers as at 31st December 2018 are in the following table.

Union

Membership at 31st December 2018

Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS)

3,200

Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI)

16,849

Forsa

(The Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU), Public Service Executive Union (PSEU) and the Irish Municipal, Public and Civil Trade Union (IMPACT) merged on 1 January 2018 to form Forsa).

79,570

Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT)

2,469

Irish Medical Organisation (IMO)

5,601

Irish Nurses and Midwifes’ Organisation (INMO)

42,232

Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO)

38,545

Medical Laboratories Staff Association (MLSA)

1,565

Prison Officers Association (POA)

3,024

Operative Plasterers and Allied Trades Society of Ireland (OPATSI)

916

Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU).

202,787

Connect

The Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) merged with UCATT on 1 January 2017 to form Connect.

39,000

Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI)

18,352

UNITE

21,440

Veterinary Officers’ Association (VOA)

266

Veterinary Ireland (VI)

1,134