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Workers must have confidence that new Covid-19 workplace safety protocols will be enforced

9 May 2020

Statement by Ged Nash TD
Spokesperson on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform

Labour’s Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has welcomed the announcement by government of new protocols which will be introduced to protect workers, workplaces and customers and help limit the risks of Covid-19 transmission at work.

Deputy Nash said:

“As the economy begins a slow, phased reopening, its success will depend on the action we take to protect workers, workplaces and customers from the threat of Covid-19.

“This new protocol is very welcome. For workers to have confidence in the efficacy of the protocol as they are being asked to return to their workplaces, inspection and enforcement of the measures by the Health & Safety Authority will be key.

“The HSA should have no compunction in closing down rogue businesses where bad practices are evident and where workers and consumers are being put at risk.”