Campaign for fairer workplace standards launched in Limerick
2015-12-01 12:40:12 -
Human Rights

Doras Luimní launched its latest campaign for rights in the workplace at Limerick’s Hunt Museum on 27 November last.


Fair Work Standards Limerick aims to promote basic employment rights and fair employment practices in the city among employers and workers engaged in low-paid work.


The campaign will focus on the rights of employees in vulnerable sectors such as hospitality, care work, agriculture, security and retail. 


And Doras Luimní says it will identify and acknowledge the best workplaces in Limerick for employees in these areas via an online survey for staff that will assess basic statutory rights such as the minimum wage, contracts, payslips and annual leave.


“There are great employment practices out there,” said Patricia Stapleton, anti-trafficking officer with Doras Luimní. “We hear about fair, valued and intercultural workplaces where employees are respected and treated with dignity. As a result, people remain in their jobs for years, and they take pride in their work. 


“These are basic employment rights. Join the campaign and help us to identify and award your employer for being fair.”


Community development officer and Metro Éireann columnist Mariaam Bhatti added: “We know of some great employers and these serve people well. Unfortunately we also know of workplace violations, from the minor to the extreme end of exploitation.


“We want to tackle the complacency of some employers who treat their workers unfairly. This campaign aims to empower workers, to help them stand up for their rights.”

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