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GREATER EQUALITY WILL AID RECOVERY - launch of Congress Equality Materials

12 Oct 2011

Equality Launch-GroupDavid Joyce, David Begg, Minister Kathleen Lynch, Davin Roche, Carol Baxter, Broden Giambrone and Annette Dolan (Pic John Chaney)12 Oct 2011

Congress General Secretary David Begg has said that greater workplace equality could aid our economic recovery and help ensure that we create "a more sustainable growth model in the years to come."

Speaking at the launch of a series of workplace equality resources and guides, Mr Begg said: "Those societies that prioritise equality across all spheres of social and economic life are more stable, less prone to crisis and more economically efficient, the Nordic countries being a fine example.

"During the property and credit boom all the evidence suggests that Ireland became a more unequal place. And the evidence now is that the austerity drive has aggravated that inequality," Mr Begg said.

The materials were launched formally by the Minister for Disability, Equality, Mental Health & Older People, Kathleen Lynch TD.Kasia and Minister Lynch at Equality Launch-19 (627x800)Kasia Garbal (NICICTU) with Minister Kathleen Lynch (Pic John Chaney)

Click here to read more and to link to the materials launchedDavid B Equality Launch-9 (800x534) (2)David Begg at launch of Equality Materials (pic John Chaney)