Thursday, 1 April 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael)
I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. How do we ensure that a gendered lens will not apply in respect of the remote working plan and the right to disconnect that has been introduced, which is fantastic? I refer to circumstances where we have seen women and men having different opportunities to work three- or four-day weeks at an early day stage in family life. The cultures of various organisations, particularly those in the commercial sphere, means that this is applied in different ways. Can the Tánaiste ensure that, in the context of his new initiatives, we can take steps to ensure that those cultural pressures do not become part of this process as well?