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Employment Rights Advocacy Course QQI Level 6 starts on March 30th in Limerick

By nclcadmin Thursday, 9th March 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education.
This QQI accredited Level 6 course will give students a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and employment law in Ireland. Learners will develop an awareness of the main features of employment law and understand how legislation impacts on the employment relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and documents relevant to the area of employment law. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to be debated in the Dáil

By janeosullivan Tuesday, 31st January 2017 | 0 comments
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Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to be debated in the Dáil On Tuesday evening (31st January) and Wednesday (1st February) the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 -Order for Second Stage and Second Stage will be debated in the Dáil. CLM, together with our colleagues in the Equality & Rights Alliance, today urges TDs to attend and participate in this vital debate.   This is an issue with is of significant relevance to the clients of Community Law & Mediation.  This legislation will have a great impact on our community and it is so important that our law-makers ensure that people with disabilities are offered proper protection under the law.  

CLM's 2015 Annual Report launched by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar

By janeosullivan Thursday, 1st December 2016 | 0 comments
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CLM's 2015 Annual Report launched by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar  The Board and Staff of Community Law & Mediation are delighted to present our 2015 Annual Report. The report was officially launched in Northside Civic Centre on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 by Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. View the short film about our 2015 Annual Report below.

CLM contributes to roundtable on Building an Agenda for Change in the WRC

By janeosullivan Thursday, 17th November 2016 | 0 comments
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In September 2016, Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), in conjunction with SIPTU, the Independent Law Centres Network and the Employment Law Association of Ireland, hosted a roundtable discussion in Liberty Hall, Dublin called Building an Agenda for Change in the WRC.  The aim of the roundtable was to discuss the operation of the WRC from an equality perspective and to generate a shared vision for the direction participants would like the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to take in enforcing employment equality and equal status legislation.  The roundtable focused on the visibility of equality in the work of the WRC, how accessible the WRC is to people taking equality cases and how cases are processed under the WRC.  Jane O’Sullivan, solicitor and policy officer with Community Law & Mediation, addressed the roundtable on the accessibility of the WRC to people facing discrimination.  As a representative of the Independent Law Centres Network, she explored access to justice issues in taking equality cases. 

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: short film by Community Action Network

By janeosullivan Thursday, 13th October 2016 | 0 comments
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: film by Community Action Network  Well done to Community Action Network (CAN) on their video describing the EU Collective Complaint process from the perspective of a human rights campaign. In 2014, a Collective Complaint was lodged with the Council of Europe on behalf of tenants in 20 Local Authority estates in Ireland. The substance of the Complaint was that conditions in many homes on these estates violated peoples' human rights under the Revised European Social Charter. CAN have put together a very useful set of documents about this experience.  You can download them here.

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