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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to the potential for blacklisting in industries in which there is widespread use of fixed-term contracts; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Another important area of abuse of worker rights is the abuse of fixed-term workers. Legislation governing fixed-term workers should demand that these workers are treated no less favourably than f...More Button

I appreciate the Minister's response and will take her up on her offer of help for a particular group of workers. We have engaged with the Department of Finance which is, in fairness, responding w...More Button

I was in Ardmore Studios last week in the company of around 50 film workers. Some of them have had 50 fixed-term contracts with the same producer or with a series of producers but they have no r...More Button

I very much appreciate that response and will contact the Minister to arrange a meeting. Many of the people to whom I refer have been working in the industry for ten, 15 or 20 years. Obviously, f...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to allegations of abuse of workers on fixed-term contracts in episodic industries; if she has discussed the role she may play in vindicating the rights of these work...More Button

Home Care Packages

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether HSE care company carers should be trained in first aid; and his plans to make it compulsory in particular in circumstances in which the patient in their care is prone to having...More Button

Voluntary Sector Funding

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the options he is considering for 12 volunteer centres that are funded below €121,016 which is the recommended amount identified by the report Developing Funding Criteria for Volunteer Centres in I...More Button