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WORKPLACE RELATIONS COMMISSION REPORTS INCREASED DEMAND FOR SERVICES

The Workplace Relations Commission’s fourth annual report has highlighted a 20% increase in the number of hearings by its Adjudication Service, and more than double the overall number of face-to-face mediations conducted during 2018, compared to the previous year.

IRELAND SET TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION

The International Labour Organisation, in collaboration with the National University of Ireland and the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, will host a day of celebrations in Dublin Castle on 17 September, which will also highlight the significant role played by Ireland in the ILO since 1919.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS IN THE MIDLANDS

Over 25 State agencies and services will provide advice on regulations and supports available to small businesses and entrepreneurs on diversifying into new export markets in preparation for Brexit at the 'Taking Care of Business' seminar on 2 October at Athlone's Sheraton Hotel.

YOUR HANDS COULD SAVE A LIFE WITH CPR TRAINING!

The Irish Heart Foundation’s ‘Hands for Life’ programme is offering free CPR training to 100,000 people in local community centres, clubs and libraries throughout the country over the next two years, in collaboration with main sponsors Abbott and ESB Networks.

THE ‘5 STEP RULE’ TO MANAGE ASTHMA

With asthma deaths on the rise, the new ‘5 Step Rule’ video from the Asthma Society of Ireland lists the necessary measures to manage a potentially-fatal asthma attack, with a recent survey revealing that seven out of ten people with asthma are not familiar with the rules.

TEAMWORK IS KEY TO DEALING WITH STRESS

Intervention methods by HSE Schwartz Rounds have shown to benefit teamwork and support reductions in staff stress levels, according to the findings of an independent evaluation by Trinity College Dublin, while a UK study shows that five per cent improvement in teamwork can save 40 lives each year in an average-sized hospital.

EU RESEARCH ON RETURNING TO WORK AFTER ILLNESS

Ireland is one of six countries involved in a pan-European research project that's investigating how employees return to work after experiencing long-term debilitating illnesses. Dublin City University is leading the Irish research into policies for people with cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health and chronic muscular/skeletal disease.