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# Work

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2022
# productivity
Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees
Staff in the trial experienced less burnout and sleep deprivation.
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# Public Health
Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
In his latest letter to the Minister for Health, the CMO said extending the use of Covid certificates should also be considered.
# income support
Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year
A total of 106,245 people received the payment this week.
# working 9 to 5
Employers demanding workers return to office could face ‘legal risk’ in cases of medical concerns
Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential work are easing from today.
Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential work are easing from today and lifting fully on 22 October.
Employers will need to engage with employees who have concerns in a "reasonable fashion", according to an employment lawyer.
Office workers have mixed feelings about returning to the workplace, Lauren Boland reports.
Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?
New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic
# in the works
Are you satisfied with how your workplace is handling reopening? We want to hear your story
Public health restrictions on work are easing from Monday. What does that mean for you?
# reopening
Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.
# work experience
10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support a four-day work week?
Trials of a four-day working week in Iceland have been deemed an “overwhelming success”.
# Work
Over 220,000 people receive PUP as payment closes to new applicants tomorrow
Under 25s are the age group with the largest number of PUP recipients.
# Work
Dublin City Council passes motion calling for pilot of four-day week for staff
Councillors across parties supported the motion to try shortening the working week.
# Ireland 7s
'The fanbase was a few 100. Look on Twitter now and it's gone absolutely mad'
Ian Fitzpatrick is one of the ‘originals’ in the Ireland 7s squad who are heading for the Olympics.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.
# Work
Number of PUP recipients falls below 400,000 for the first time this year
Over 12,000 people have closed their claim in the last week because they have returned to work.
# the good information project
Open Newsroom: What is the future of work after Covid-19?
In this discussion journalists Christine Bohan, Sean Murray and Adam Daly answer your questions and explore their research into the future of work.
# the good information project
'We are not at that point yet' - but when is a return to the office likely to happen?
Whether or not you’ll be asked to return to the office – and how often – will likely vary from company to company.
Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
The way we work has changed dramatically in the last year - but what will it look like after Covid?
# factfind
Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
The government’s National Remote Work Strategy says that remote working will be a “permanent feature” after Covid-19.
The way we work has changed dramatically in the last year - but what will it look like after Covid?
# the good information project
Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.
# the good information project
Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?
The right to disconnect allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, including the right to not respond immediately to emails, telephone calls or other messages.
# Poll
Poll: Are you facing pressure to go back to work?
Leo Varadkar said there is “clear evidence that some people are drifting back to the office or the workplace”.
# Social Welfare
New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.
# Tipp Top
'It's something different every day' - home to hospital frontline before returning to Aussie Rules dream
Tipperary and now-West Coast Eagles star Aisling McCarthy is currently focusing on work and Gaelic football.
# alternative work
On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work
If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.
# work life balance
'We should be actively looking at it': Calls for government to assess impact of four-day work week
Supporters of a four-day week say companies could have the same levels of productivity while helping employees’ work-life balance.
# Covid-19
Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.
# travel to work
Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.
# 21st Century workplace
Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.
# 21st Century workplace
Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled
Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.
# Work
Swiss pharma giant Novartis confirmed up to 320 roles will be cut at its Cork campus
The company is closing one of its Ringaskiddy buildings.
# Work
US firm Molex will shut its Shannon facility, impacting up to 500 jobs
The company has operated in Co Clare almost 50 years.
# 21st Century workplace
Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled
Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.
# Working Conditions
Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause
New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.
# Retirement
'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.
# Employment
'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.
# Employment
The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000
Law is the best paid sector, according to new research.
# media and marketing
As ad agencies jockey tech firms for staff, the industry is campaigning to fix its public image
Unable to compete on salaries, firms are focusing on providing workers with a higher ‘purpose’.
# Emigration
New process will make it easier for non-European partners of Irish citizens to work here
Partners of Irish citizens can now apply for permission to reside in the country before they travel to Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you check your work emails out-of-hours?
Laws to allow the right to disconnect will be considered by government, Business Minister Heather Humphreys says.
# Startups and tech
Dublin startup BidRecruit is taking the 'pain points' out of recruitment
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the latest promising companies emerging in Ireland.
# Work
We've teamed up with Griffith College to give a future business leader an online MBA scholarship
You could earn a qualification in association with Edinburgh Business School normally worth €12,000.
# Work
Most professionals feel 'obliged' to work overtime - but they don't get paid for it
A Morgan McKinley report also suggested there’s a strong appetite for trendy flexible-work options.