Senator Nash hosts meeting on Future of Work
LABOUR LEADER BRENDAN HOWLIN ONE OF SPEAKERS
WLOCAL Senator Ged Nash will host a major meeting on the Future of Work in the Lisdoo Arms at 7pm next Monday, November 20.
Speakers at the public meeting will include Senator Nash who is a former Business & Employment Minister; Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD; senior SIPTU official Karan O’Loughlin and recruitment expert Shona McManus of Osborne Recruitment.
Senator Nash said, ‘ This is one of a series of meetings I have held around the country on the subject of the Future of Work.
‘We are proud of the work we have done in helping to turn this economy around, creating 200,000 new jobs, introducing new trade unions rights, tackling the scourge of low pay through the creation of the Low Pay Commission, increasing the national minimum wage and the development of legislation to ban zero-hour contracts among other important initiatives.
‘In an uncertain world where automation is displacing jobs, where the ‘gig economy’ has taken hold and the idea of a ‘job for life’ is a thing of the past for too many people, Labour is working to develop practical strategies to manage the challenges of the Fourth Industrial revolution in a just, fair and equitable way.
‘As the party of work and working people, it is incumbent on the Labour Party and the wider labour movement to develop ideas and solutions to help create decent employment opportunities and good conditions for everyone in a fast changing world.
‘We will be discussing those ideas with experts in business and the trade union movement at our meeting on the 20th November in the Lisdoo Arms, and everyone who is interested in this massive and exciting global economic and social challenge is welcome to join the discussion.’
Senator Ged Nash.