Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (164)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

164. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the audit of working conditions in the film industry which is being carried out by the Workplace Relations Commission. [42688/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is currently examining industrial relations in the Irish film industry, following a joint approach by ICTU, SIPTU and Screen Producers Ireland (SPI).

The WRC audit will be examining industrial relations generally, employment practices and procedure, assessing issues arising, if any, and making recommendations for their improvement.  The WRC audit is accepting submissions from interested parties on matters relating to industrial relations and employment matters generally in the film industry up to 31 October 2019.

As the WRC consultation process is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further at this point.