This Week In The Seanad

Seanad Eireann
Schedule of Business
Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July, 2015

Tuesday
14:30 – Commencement Debates
15:30 – Order of Business
16:45 – 19:00 Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 – Committee Stage
[Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]
Spokesperson Senator Hildegarde Naughton

19:00 – 21:00 Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill 2015 – Committee Stage
[Department of Education and Skills]
Spokesperson Senator Jim D’Arcy
Wednesday
10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
13:00 – 15:00 Choice of Court (Hague Convention) Bill 2015 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage-[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

15:00 – 18:00 Statements on ‘Report of the Working Group on Seanad Reform 2015’
[Maurice Manning & Joe O’Toole]-

18:00 – 20:00 Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 – Second Stages
[Department of Environment, Community and Local Government]
Spokesperson Senator Cait KEANE

20:00 – 22:00 Private Members Business – Motion –
Independent Nominees-Spokesperson Sen. Hildegarde Naughton

“That Seanad Éireann supports the key elements of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Charter for Fair Conditions at Work, namely:
– A living wage which affords an individual sufficient income to achieve an acceptable minimum standard of living, taking account of the need for food, clothing, heating, accommodation, transport and other essential costs;
– A right to fair hours of work and an end to unfair working conditions such as those highlighted by the recent Dunnes Stores dispute;
– A right to representation and collective bargaining as provided for in the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill 2015;
– Respect, equality and ethics at work; and
– A fair public procurement system that protects workers’ rights and helps to achieve wider social and economic objectives such as supporting small businesses, boosting local employment, reducing long-term unemployment, providing training opportunities for the unemployed and young people and protecting the environment.

Calls on the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD to work constructively with employers and Trade Unions to progress these key elements of the Charter for Fair Conditions at Work.

Senators Averil Power, Jillian van Turnhout, Fiach MacConghail, Katherine Zappone

Thursday
10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding the Education Research Centre (Establishment) Order 2015 – Back from Committee without Debate
13:00 – 15:00 Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015 – Second Stage
[Department of Environment, Community and Local Government]
Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

15:00 – 18:00 Employment Equality (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2013 –Report and Final Stages – Private Members Bill-[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

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