Walk­ing through work­ing life expo

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

The Work­place Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion ( WRC) is set to bring its ‘Walk Through Work­ing Life’ ex­hi­bi­tion to Sligo from 12-15 Novem­ber.

Stu­dents from lo­cal sec­ondary schools will visit the WRC Sligo of­fice on 12-13 Novem­ber, with the ex­hi­bi­tion mov­ing to Sligo IT on Wed­nes­day 14 Novem­ber. Staff will also be avail­able at the John­ston Court Shop­ping Cen­tre on Satur­day 17 Novem­ber “to walk you through your work­ing life.”

The ‘Walk Through Work­ing Life’ is de­signed to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on key ‘ life’ events that hap­pen dur­ing a per­son’s time in work. It has di­rect rel­e­vance to peo­ple leav­ing school or col­lege and start­ing their first job; who need to know what their rights are in terms of con­tracts, the hours of work ex­pected of them, pay­ment of wages and so on.

Sim­i­larly, peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems at work might like to know what is the eas­i­est and quick­est way of get­ting them re­solved, whether it’s chal­lenges out­side work, like a new child or an ill par­ent and get­ting their leave en­ti­tle­ments, to is­sues in the work­place. The ex­hi­bi­tion also pro­vides in­for­ma­tion for peo­ple com­ing to­wards re­tire­ment – par­tic­u­larly those who might like to stay on in work – and the op­tions that are avail­able to them.

Act­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the WRC, Liam Kelly said, “Stu­dents do­ing Busi­ness Stud­ies as part of their Leav­ing Cert will find it of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est as the work of the WRC now forms part of the cur­ricu­lum, as will third level stu­dents who have a part-time job or are about to join the work­force. I would urge any­one who has a ques­tion about work to come along to John­ston Court on Satur­day 17 Novem­ber, where our pro­fes­sional team from the WRC Sligo of­fice will be on hand to pro­vide fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or an­swer any queries”.

Lo­cal WRC in­spec­tor, Bren­dan Feeney, who will be at the stand said, “Bring­ing our Sligo of­fice out to the peo­ple of Sligo is some­thing we are very ex­cited about. Our role is to sup­port em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees achieve har­mo­nious work­places. By meet­ing in a re­laxed and in­for­mal set­ting, we hope it will help the peo­ple of Sligo un­der­stand the pos­i­tive role we can play in peo­ple’s work­ing lives and help spread the word about the work the WRC is do­ing lo­cally.”

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