Fórsa's results from their domestic violence survey was launched at the Equality Seminar in Nerney's court yesterday. Half of respondents said they knew someone who has experienced or is experiencing domestic abuse and over 80% indicated that they were not aware of any domestic abuse policies and supports available in their workplaces. Róisin McKane spoke to Today FM on the issue while Ashley Connolly will be speaking on LMFM at around 10;30 this morning.
You can re-watch the Equality Seminar by ckicking on the kink HERE.
Workers are set to get the legal right to request remote working before the end of the year. The new workers’ right will be delivered in minister Roderic O’Gorman’s Work Life Balance Bill by the end of the year, subject to cabinet approval. Laura Bambrick of ICTU has said the policy is welcome, in principal, for the moment.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will not be investigated over the leaking of a draft GP contract after a split vote between commissioners deciding on the enquiry. Varadkar is also set to become the new Taoiseach in a special sitting of the Dáil on the 17th of December.
The Government is brining forward revisions to the State's enterprise policy after further job losses were announced in the Irish technology sector.
Joe Biden has said that there will be no compromises to climate change measure or cuts to to social safety net programmes after the Democratic Party canditates outperformed expectations of a 'red wave' Republican takeover.
Take a look at the video played at the Equality Seminar yesterday featuring some incredible personal stories of the unions' fight for equality.