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Dáil to debate Labour Party motion on right to flexible work

Dáil Éireann will tomorrow (March 9th) debate a Labour Party motion on the right to flexible work. In response to the government’s bill which would effectively give employers the right to refuse requests from employees, the Labour Party want to make flexible work the default option and not the exception. Speaking in advance of the…

Ged Nash TD
09 March 2022

Poll shows overwhelming support for right to flexible work

• Results of Ireland Thinks poll shows 71% believe in right to flexible work • 81% of women want the right to flexible work • 81% of young people call for the right to flexible work At a roundtable meeting of stakeholder groups, including the National Women’s Council, ICTU, SPARK, the Financial Services Union and…

Senator Marie Sherlock
24 February 2022

Subsidy to privately run remote work hubs must not be dressed up as support for workers

• Govt on backfoot with biggest workplace advancement • Workers must be given priority in any govt intervention Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock has this morning expressed concern about government’s proposed air miles subsidy. In advance of publishing employee-first flexible work legislation this week, Senator Sherlock said the proposed subsidy to private remote work hubs…

Senator Marie Sherlock
22 February 2022

National Broadband Plan will play a fundamental role in delivery of flexible working

Speaking in the Dáil on the National Broadband Plan, Labour communications spokesperson Duncan Smith said in order to ensure a functioning flexible work culture in Ireland, the broadband capacity simply must catch up. Deputy Smith said: “All week, we in the Labour Party have been talking about flexible work and people working from home. It…

Duncan Smith TD
27 January 2022

Government barely tinkering around the edges – Cost of living supports need to match reality

• Package of measures needed not piecemeal approach • Labour proposed targeted carbon tax credit • Three year rent freeze desperately needed Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called on government to do more to tackle the soaring increase in the cost of living. Responding to the once-off €100 electricity credit proposed by government, Deputy…

Ged Nash TD
10 December 2021

Time for a radical rethink of public services in light of cost of living

Labour leader Alan Kelly has called for a rethink of the current approach to public services in light of the increased cost of living in Ireland. With CSO figures confirming prices rising by 5.3% in the year to November, Deputy Kelly said inflation has totally outstripped increases in wages and ordinary hard working people are…

Alan Kelly TD
09 December 2021

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