In this issue
IMPACT young members' group event - The Cost of Living for Young Workers
Pay deal looks set for success
Progress on IOT fixed-term posts
Temporary health staff need support
Childcare cash and paid leave demanded
IMPACT prepares gender pay gap submission
IMPACT young members' group event - The Cost of Living for Young Workers
'IMPACT Insights' series continues with three special film screenings
by Niall Shanahan
IMPACT’s young members’ group will host an event focusing on the cost of living for young workers on Thursday 28th September. The event will take place from 1pm to 6pm, and is free of charge for IMPACT members.

The IMPACT young members’ group is open to all union members aged 35 or under, and seeks to highlight and promote issues of particular relevance to younger members of the union.

The spiralling costs of living in Ireland, including rents/mortgages, childcare, insurance costs and the cost of education, is a huge issue for young workers in Ireland today. This event hopes to highlight some of these issues, call for action, and develop an IMPACT young members’ campaign in this area.

Already this year the group has held a successful young members forum in February and organised the Great IMPACT Quiz in May, which raised €8,000 for World Vision Ireland’s work on the refugee crisis. The group has also held regular monthly meetings.

Event programme:
  • 1pm: Inhouse Insights: What can unions offer to young people? – with past President of the Union of Students in Ireland Annie Hoey
  • 2pm: Cornmarket focus group on products and services for young IMPACT members
  • 3pm: The cost of living for young workers- Presentation from Dr. Aidan Regan, UCD 
  • 4pm: The cost of living for young workers- Cross-party debate with Noel Rock TD (Fine Gael), Lisa Chambers TD (Fianna Fáil), Donnchadh O’Laoghaire TD (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan (Labour), Cllr. Gary Gannon (Social Democrats), Nadia Reeves Long (Young Greens)
  • 5pm: The cost of living for young workers- Facilitated roundtable discussion 

A light lunch and full dinner will also be provided to all attendees. For more information or to register please contact IMPACT lead organiser Joe O’Connor.

IMPACT Insights series: film screenings

Following the success of IMPACT’s screening of Before the Flood earlier this year, the IMPACT Insights series continues with special film screenings taking place each month at IMPACT’s Dublin office in Nerney’s Court.
The films have each been specially selected as they deal with issues of interest to anyone working or active in the trade union movement. Each screening will include an expert guest speaker.

Each screening commences at 6pm. IMPACT will provide refreshments. If you’d like to attend simply register by contacting Joe O’Connor.
Human -Thursday, 21st September              
Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness. View trailer.    
Speaker: Carmel Irandoust, World Vision   

Inequality for All
- Thursday, 19th October                    
The acclaimed 2013 documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap, directed by Jacob Kornbluth. View trailer.

Speaker: Dr. Aidan Regan, UCD

I, Daniel
Blake - Thursday, 7th November 
Described as "a protest cry for common humanity", Legendary director Ken Loach brings his unique cinematic examination to the brutal realities of life in the UK welfare system. View trailer, and watch Mark Kermode's review here
Speaker: Dr. Mary Murphy, Maynooth University

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