|| CPSU members in the Department of Agriculture have been locked out of work for over two months and the conference agreed to back them in their dispute with whatever support was necessary. |
Conference delegates visited the picket line in Tralee to show their solidarity and a magnificent collection raised just under 3,000 euro for the strike fund. An emergency motion was passed condemning the cuts and beds closures in our hospitals. This motion committed the union to actively supporting any campaign by the health unions against the government's assault on the health service. Motions were also passed which affiliated the union to the Irish Anti-war War Movement, supported the campaign against the bin charges and condemned ICTU for its stance on the Nice Treaty referendum.