Lunchtime Seminar: Ger Gibbons, SIPTU, ‘Prospects and implications of the EU’s forthcoming Work-Life Balance package’

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23 February 2017 - 12:45 PM to 02:15 PM

On Thursday 23rd FebruaryGer Gibbons, Research Unit SIPTU will deliver a talk entitled: ‘Prospects and implications of the EU’s forthcoming Work-Life Balance package’.

The EU is currently finalising a work-life balance package for working parents and caregivers, and plans to issue a formal proposal in March. Depending on its content and what is eventually agreed by ministers and MEPs, this initiative could strengthen the rights of parents and caregivers in Ireland to maternity leave, parental leave, paternity leave, carers’ leave and to working arrangements that suit them, as well as help improve Irish childcare and eldercare services. This seminar will review the background to the initiative, outline what is being considered, assess its prospects and examine the implications for the domestic debate on work-life balance issues.  

The seminar will take place in TASC's offices in Castleriver House, 14-15 Parliament Street, Dublin 2. (Entrance on Essex Street East).

The event, which is free of charge, will run from 12.45 tea/coffee with the seminar starting at 13.00 and ending at 14.15 sharp.

The idea of the lunchtime seminars is that you are free to bring your own 'brown bag' lunch to eat. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available.

Please RSVP to Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or by email to if you wish to attend.


Parliament St, Dublin 2

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