TASC Newsletter 31 March 2021

The Future We Want V1
We are delighted to welcome Deputy Conway-Walsh for the next TASC Conversation with Decision Makers.
We are delighted to welcome Deputy Conway-Walsh for the next TASC Conversation with Decision Makers. Areas of discussion will include structural challenges in higher education in Ireland, access and equality of opportunity, investing in research and unlocking the potential of an all-Ireland education system. Register here

Job quality in Irish Construction
Wednesday 21 April -  11am  

TASC has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to investigate working conditions in the Irish construction sector.The beginning of 2021 has seen most building projects brought to a halt. When the lockdown ends construction, like other sectors, is set to restart. It is as important now as it ever has been that the sector provides quality jobs. Register here

Conversations with Mary Lou McDonald TD
Monday 26 April  -  12.30pm 

We are delighted to be joined by Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Leader of Sinn Féin for our Conversation Series on Monday 26 April. Deputy McDonald will address some of the issues around current unemployment rates, low paid workers and hope for the youth of Ireland today. Register here

Childcare: time for a new model
by Robert Sweeney  

In this blog Robert Sweeney, Senior Policy Analyst with TASC discusses Ireland's childcare system. He outlines public investment in childcare in recent years, why wages are low, and what what can be done about it. Read on here

Precarious work in academia
by NUI Galway PGWA  

In this post, members of NUIG's Postgraduate Worker's Alliance (PGWA) shed light on the growing issues around precarious, and unpaid work in academia, and the over-reliance on and exploitation of contracted and temporary staff for university teaching and essential student services. Read on here

Media enquiries should be directed to:

Shana Cohen
Email: scohen@tasc.ie
Tel: +353 1 6169050

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