Sen­a­tor Nash hosts meet­ing on Fu­ture of Work


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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.

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