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Blog Archive | March 2017

#ClockedOut by the gender pay gap

Posted on March 15, 2017

Yesterday our friends in IMPACT launched their #ClockedOut campaign to highlight the gender pay gap in Ireland. Because of the gender pay gap Irish women who work 9-5 work the last 71 minutes of their work day for free. The Labour Party has published legislation that aims to drive efforts towards closing the gender pay gap in Ireland. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017 requires medium to large-sized companies to regularly publish wage transparency surveys that would highlight any difference in pay between their male and female employees

 

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Closing the Gap

Posted on March 10, 2017

The Labour Party has published legislation that aims to drive efforts towards closing the gender pay gap in Ireland. 

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017 requires medium to large-sized companies to regularly publish wage transparency surveys that would highlight any difference in pay between their male and female employees.

 

As part of International Women’s Week, the Labour Party has also published ‘ Closing the Gap ’, a new policy document to tackle gender inequality in the workplace.

We understands that there is a range of factors, including the issue of unconscious bias, which contributes to gender inequality in the workplace.

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Capital review must be meaningful

Posted on March 05, 2017

Reflecting on the capital review, Leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin writes about why the upcoming capital review must be meaningful.

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The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. And so it is with Paschal Donohoe.

Three weeks ago, we were treated to an announcement of the Capital Review, the first truly post-crash opportunity to look at our capital funding requirements.

The following week, we were briefed on the contracting fiscal space for 2018 and the need for Ministers to pare back programmes in their Departments.

In need of headlines the Taoiseach recently told the IIEA that the plan would be a 10 year plan. More ambition or spreading the marmite more thinly. Look at the scope not the quantity. Who knows? Contradictions abound.

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