One-in-three Irish travel insurance claims are lodged before a holiday has even started, which shows just how crucial travel insurance is for holidaymakers. Yet approximately half the people leaving Ireland on holidays this year won’t have made provision.
Contacts between unions and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) will continue over the coming weeks with a view to cracking the practical issues involved in shortening pay scales for staff who joined the civil and public service after 2010.
Fórsa has said it fully supports plans for a full and thorough inquiry into Ireland’s cervical cancer screening programme, and has called on the Government to ensure that due process is followed when seeking accountability for errors in the service and communications with the women affected.
It’s been reported that regulations requiring organisations with over 250 employees to disclose their average hourly gender pay gap will go before cabinet this month, with legislation expected later this year.
Shift workers, especially those who work nights, are at higher risk of suffering workplace injuries, according to new research conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute and the Health and Safety Authority.