Workers’ rights meeting planned for Killarney

Cllr Toiréasa Ferris: multitude of issues surrounding dignity in the workplace

KERRY Sinn Féin is to host a workers’ rights meeting in Killarney, on Saturday, October 20, to focus on those employed in the health sector and the hospitality trade.

There will be two sessions in the Gleneagle Hotel, with health care workers on the agenda from 11am to 1pm and employment in the hospitality sector coming under the microscope from 1pm to 3pm.

Cllr Toireasa Ferris will chair the first session and Cllr Pa Daly will chair the second event. They will be joined by former union official and Sinn Féin spokesperson on workers’ rights, Senator Paul Gavan, as well as trade union officials.

“As public representatives we are often contacted by workers who are unsure of their rights and entitlements surrounding their working conditions,” said Cllr Ferris.

“This seminar will have experts from the relevant trade unions who will address the multitude of issues surrounding dignity in the workplace. It will give workers the opportunity to put any questions they may have to experts in their field.”

The topics down for discussion will include, health and safety in the workplace, rates of pay and minimum rates of pay, entitlement to sick and holiday pay.

“I would encourage anyone who is ensure of their rights and entitlements to come along and find answers to any of their questions.

“The seminar is free of charge and is open to all, whether they are seasonal or temporary workers or working full-time,” Cllr Ferris added.

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