Rights Card

“Promoting a Better Work Experience”

Comedian Des Bishop to launch Congress Youth ‘Employment Rights’ Card.

 Congress Youth are proud to launch a “Your Rights at Work” information card, with the help of comedian Des Bishop.

“Your Rights at Work” is a credit-card sized summary of employment rights designed as a handy reference point for anyone in need of advice.   It is designed as a guide for any young worker and will be distributed to young people in employment which may be precarious in its nature or traditionally non-unionised.

Des Bishop with Youth Committee members at the card launch

Commenting on the launch of the ‘Rights Card’ the Youth Committee Chairperson, Eddie Matthews, said ‘An increasing proportion of the Irish workforce aged between 16 and 24 years of age are working part-time and are still in full time education. It is a matter of growing concern that these members of the workforce are not afforded their rights in the workplace.  Given the failure of the formal education system to educate young workers regarding their rights, we have taken steps to publish the “Rights Card” in the hope that young workers may be informed, happy and safe in their work.”

Members from the Congress Youth Committee will be handing out copies of their ‘Rights Card’ to the public along with Des Bishop, famous for his work in the TV series “The Des Bishop Work Experience” outside Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Grafton Street, Dublin. Wednesday, 22nd December 2004 from 9.30 a.m.

Note to Editors:

Congress Youth is a voluntary Committee of young Trade Union members who are dedicated to educating and protecting young workers by informing them of their rights at work and the merits of joining a trade union. Congress Youth is part of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

For further information contact:   Tracy Aspel, Congress Youth, Phone 087 9614501 Fax 01 4780567

The Rights Card can be downloaded as a PDF file in two parts. Please be aware that these are large files (c 2 MB) and will take a considerable time on a dial-up or slow connection

Part 1

Part 2