Posts in the "Low Hours" category

THE HIGH COST OF LOW HOURS WORK

Posted on November 05, 2015

Patricia King - Congress General Secretary
Patricia King
Congress General Secretary

Congress General Secretary Patricia King on the damage done by low hours work practices

Almost as soon as key details from the new study on low hours work found their way onto the front page of the Irish Times, employer and business interests were busy claiming vindication. 

No problem with zero hour contracts in Ireland. Case closed, nothing to see here. 

In fact, the very morning these details appeared, I attended a gathering at which employer representatives made that very claim. 

It was a clever, if somewhat dishonest attempt to obscure a reality that is actually far more troubling and damaging than it may at first appear. 

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Creating Workplaces that Protect Whistleblowers

Posted on March 23, 2017

Stephanie Casey - Stephanie Casey, Transparency International
Stephanie Casey
Stephanie Casey, Transparency International

Stephanie Casey outlines how we can create a workplace culture that is supportive of whistleblowing. Stephanie is the Integrity at Work Programme Manager with Transparency International Ireland

Whistleblowing is acknowledged as one of the most effective ways to expose institutional wrongdoing

But despite the pivotal role whistleblowers have played in exposing abuse in our financial sector, healthcare and law enforcement systems, they are routinely penalised by employers and viewed with suspicion by work colleagues.

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (PDA) offers hope to whistleblowers – and the public – that behaviour and attitudes towards those who speak up will now change.

The PDA was welcomed as a new standard for whistleblower legislation worldwide. Nevertheless, it alone cannot bring about much-needed institutional and cultural reform.

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