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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Employment Rights (26 Feb 2021)

“On Friday of last week, the UK Supreme Court found that Uber drivers were entitled to employment protections and were not self-employed. The argument in the case, which was supported by the GMB trade union, was that these drivers were workers who were deserving of employment protections. We saw a similar announcement from the Italian courts yesterday. The UK ruling arose from the fact that...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Employment Rights (26 Feb 2021)

“I have been in many cases in the Workplace Relations Commission, WRC, and the Labour Court. The difficulty is that one can satisfy the criteria of being self-employed while, in fact, be working unlawfully. There is a problem in the model that we have. With due respect, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment needs to address the fact that the gig economy works very differently...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Alignment of Special Education Policy with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Discussion (23 Feb 2021)

“I thank the Minister of State and her officials for giving of their time. I appreciate that this is a very busy time and that an awful lot of work is being done. Over the past 48 hours in particular but throughout recent months, we have received emails that share how difficult it is for parents at home to cope with children with special educational needs. There has been a cycle of...”

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