EWC Event Dublin

17 November 2021 14:00-16:00


Wyattville Road,

Event details

17 November: Hybrid event on the transposition of the EWC Directive in Ireland (2pm– 4pm Irish time) 

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Draft agenda 

The event will take place at Eurofound (Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown) 2pm– 4pm (Irish time) and online. 

Ireland has some of the weakest workers’ participation rights among EU countries. This is mirrored in the weak transposition of the EWC directive into national law. After Brexit, more and more UK companies are transferring their headquarters to Ireland, and so more and more workers do not fully benefit from their rights under the Directive. The case of the Kinspan Group illustrates exemplarily the difficulties with the current legislation. The event will serve as an opportunity to discuss these issues with affiliates, EWC members and local politicians. 

Aline Hoffmann (ETUI) will explain problems of national transposition in the European context and combine them with the ETUC demand for more democracy at work. Dennis Sheridan (SIPTU) will report on the exact situation on the ground and how employers are shirking workers’ rights. 

Senator Marie Sherlock (Labour Party) and Senator Paul Gavan (Sinn Fein Party) will tell us about the resistance in Parliament. 

We hope that we can engage in a lively debate on what is going wrong in Ireland and the EU and more important, on how we can build strategies to fix it.