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Now is the time to talk about job quality

Gail Irvine 23/10/2018

This week the Carnegie UK Trust published new research which analyses how workplace trends are impacting on the quality of life of workers in Ireland. Our argument is simple: that work should improve wellbeing, not undermine it. The idea that work offers a route out of poverty, a means to get on in life and to provide for yourself and your family, …



Raising employment

Robert Sweeney 16/03/2018

The issue of pay and employment props up occasionally in public discourse but rarely receives the attention it merits. With international women’s …

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

Sinead Pembroke 12/12/2017

Just last week, the government announced that it was to introduce new legislation to deal with amongst other things, zero-hour contracts. This …

Effects of the minimum wage on the jobs market

Tom McDonnell 06/03/2013

Tom McDonnell: TASC made a short submission last week to the Labour Court review of the JLC wage agreement mechanisms. The submission is available …

The Costs of Working in Ireland

Nat O'Connor 13/06/2012

Nat O'Connor: The ESRI withdrew a working paper today. The Irish Times reported that this was "unprecedented". However, another ESRI report (on waste …

Employment is down

Tom McDonnell 12/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: It just keeps getting worse. Long-term unemployment now accounts for 56.3 per cent of total unemployment while the seasonally adjusted …

Why are businesses going out of business?

Michael Taft 01/06/2011

Michael Taft: To listen to employers’ groups and Minister Bruton, you’d think that businesses are going out of business because the lowest paid …

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