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# essential-workers - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI

The report was compiled through data from the Labour Force Survey and the Healthy Ireland Survey.

# essential-workers - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

# essential-workers - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# essential-workers - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error

Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

# essential-workers - Monday 20 April, 2020

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops

Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.

# essential-workers - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.