ESRI report finds young workers, eastern European migrants and lone parents are the most likely to be in low pay jobs.
1 in 5 ethnic minority workers report discrimination in the workplace - almost 3 times the average rate.
New ESRI research also shows 41 per cent of people with disabilities are in employment, compared to the national average of 73 per cent.
Ireland’s Young Workers 6 times More Likely to Be on Temporary Contracts than those over 25— Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission (@_IHREC) June 2, 2021
Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission (@_IHREC/@ESRIDublin) Publish First-of-its-Kind Study on #DecentWork@GuyRyder @ILO @irishcongress @nycinews @djoyce18https://t.co/qKdwXqsjcc pic.twitter.com/ltHPStiV81
Meanwhile young workers are 3 times more likely to have low hourly pay, and are 6 times more likely to be on temporary contracts.
Author of the report, Dr Francis McGinnity, says many groups in society don't have good access to decent work:
It finds travellers have the highest unemployment rates of all groups at 80 percent, while young workers, eastern European migrants and lone parents are the most likely to be in low pay jobs.
Dr McGinnity, says there are way of tackling these issues:
Make sure to register for the digital launch of 'Monitoring decent work in Ireland' tomorrow at 1pm. The study is the 9th report published jointly by @_IHREC and the ESRI as part of a research programme on Human Rights and Equality. https://t.co/Y13JAQanej pic.twitter.com/cgFjjyHWbP— ESRI Dublin (@ESRIDublin) June 1, 2021