# Employment rights

This month
May 2023
Lawyer: 'The justifications for many redundancies in Ireland are getting thinner and thinner'
Lawyer and Labour rep Ciarán Ahern says justice delayed is justice denied at the Workplace Relations Commission.
Last month
April 2023
Opinion: After three years we still don't understand what remote work really is
Tracy Keogh of Grow Remote says we’re losing opportunities by not embracing remote working.
Last year
Opinion: The EU's climate weakness this week will be welcomed by the biggest polluters
Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra says the EU watering down of legislation on big polluters this week was a huge disappointment.
All time
# Employment rights
Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms
Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.
# Employment rights
Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k
The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.
# Employment rights
UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves'
He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.
# Sacked
Hotdog and wine gums dispute gets fired Cineworld worker €20,000
The former cinema worker purchased a regular hotdog, when he had, in fact, received a large hotdog.
# Undocumented workers
New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers
The amendment passed yesterday addresses a loophole regarding compensation for work or services carried out by undocumented workers.
# paris bakery
"I don't think we will see the money." - Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages
Gardaí have been called to the Paris Bakery on Moore St.
# Anne Ferris
Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age
A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.
Column: Discrimination of workers in state funded bodies should not be allowed anymore
Protecting the staff of religious-run medical and educational institutions who are members of the LGBT community or those who are single parents should be a priority, especially if they receive state funding, says Ivana Bacik.
# Workers' Rights
Government to block Sinn Féin plan on multiple redundancies
Sinn Féin’s legislation would have required companies to give longer notice periods if they were laying off large numbers.
# Employment rights
Teachers sought increase in breastfeeding time allowance
INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.
# Vita Cortex
Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog
Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.
# Reform
Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system
Richard Bruton today announced developments that have been made in line with promised employment rights and industrial relations reforms.
# Vita Cortex
Vita Cortex sit-in enters its tenth day - with no end in sight
A SIPTU delegation visited the 32 workers today, who are fighting to get redundancy payments from the company.
# Ryanair
Belgian union to sue Ryanair over 'illegal work practices'
The CNE workers’ union believes Ryanair’s work practices are a breach of Belgian laws. The airline disagrees.