Leinster House, Dublin 2
The Social Democrats launch a new Bill – the Consumer Rights (Gift Vouchers) Bill, 2017 – to end the rip-off associated with gift vouchers and cards.
The bill would stop retailers “imposing expiration limits of less than five years on vouchers while prohibiting a range of charges connected to their use”.
Above from left: Pádraig Rice, Catherine Murphy TD, Anne-Marie McNally, spokesperson on Society and Citizenship, Roísín Shortall TD and Cian O’Callaghan, spokesperson on Housing Quality and Building Standards.
Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Labour Employment spokesperson, Senator Ged Nash (Glasses) with the General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Patricia King (third right) at the launch of a bill to tackle bogus self-employment contracts that deny workers the same protection and entitlements as their employed colleagues.
The Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self Employment) Bill 2017 would put all workers on an equal footing in situations where they are carrying out the same duties, but are not legally designated as ‘employees.