Neville, Dan

Wednesday, 12 May 1993

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 136 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Will the Leader of the House confirm that Committee Stage of Item 3 will be taken today and if it is not completed, that it will be resumed? Will there be an interval between Committee and Report Sta...More Button

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Bill, 1993: Committee Stage.

I agree with the Minister's view that the legalisation of the Employment Appeals Tribunal should be avoided. Unfortunately, that is not the way the Employment Appeals Tribunal has developed. It has ...More Button

I am not speaking from any section of the Employment Appeals Tribunal or from any section of the industrial relations area, but from my experience of the Employment Appeals Tribunal. It has become o...More Button

I move amendment No. 2: In page 4, paragraph (a), line 21, after “temporary” to insert “or part-time temporary”. This might be already covered under the Worker Protection Act. Many working in health ...More Button

While I support Senator O'Toole's amendment I have some reservations that it may be counterproductive. I agree there is exploitation with fixed term contracts at present and sections of the public ser...More Button

The point I am making is that if an employer intends to employ a worker on a monthly basis, for six or 12 months or even two years as happens regularly, they may now terminate that employment after t...More Button

I support the spirit of the amendment but I am questioning the effect it might have on the ground. I am inserting a note of caution; I am not disagreeing with the amendment. It has been known for hea...More Button

I accept it is a different point.More Button

Nurses, for instance.More Button

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Bill, 1993: Committee Stage (Resumed).

I will not labour the point but I fully support Senator O'Toole in his statement. There is no reason civil servants should be excluded. It is ludicrous that officers of a health board are excluded b...More Button

There is.More Button

I would ask the Minister to address the area I raised, especially with regard to local authorities, health boards and vocational education committees. There can be two different groups of people emplo...More Button

Everybody agrees that discrimination should be eliminated in all areas and I welcome the sections in the Bill which do this. I agree with Senator O'Toole but I want to make the point that under curre...More Button

I am just making the point——More Button

I prefaced what I said by saying it was important to have it enshrined in legislation. I wanted to point out the practice which is operating at the moment.More Button

It is bad legislation.More Button

I support the amendment. It is our duty as legislators to ensure that the legislation is as perfect as possible. Everybody, including the Minister, accepts the need for this amendment. This will not ...More Button

The Minister must accept the amendment.More Button

Adjournment Matters. - Limerick Secondary School.

I thank the Minister for coming to the House to take this motion which is important to us in Limerick West. It concerns one of the key education establishments at Mount Trenchard in Foynes. It is im...More Button

Parents who are at present deciding what school their children will attend next September will be influenced by this issue. Even if it was decided to keep the school open, this year's first year stud...More Button


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