Greater Equality will aid recovery
Thursday 13 October 2011, 12am
Congress General Secretary David Begg has said that greater workplace equality could aid our economic recovery and help ensure that we create "a more sustainable growth model in the years to come."
Speaking at the launch of a series of workplace equality resources and guides, Mr Begg said: "Those societies that prioritise equality across all spheres of social and economic life are more stable, less prone to crisis and more economically efficient, the Nordic countries being a fine example.
"During the property and credit boom all the evidence suggests that Ireland became a more unequal place. And the evidence now is that the austerity drive has aggravated that inequality," Mr Begg said.
The materials were launched formally by the Minister for Disability, Equality, Mental Health & Older People, Kathleen Lynch TD.
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