Friday 19 October 2018

Building up diversity: Women the key to construction labour problem

Minister of State David Stanton, Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration (left) with Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Jean Winters, Director of Industrial
Minister of State David Stanton, Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration (left) with Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Jean Winters, Director of Industrial

More women are the answer to construction sector skills shortages, and will help solve Ireland's housing and infrastructure crises.

That's according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) ahead of the launch of its first 'Diversity and Inclusion Guidance' paper.

"Increasing diversity and gender equality is not just the right thing to do, it is critical for our industry," Jean Winters, director of industrial relations and employment services with CIF, said. On average just one in 10 construction workers are female.

Jean Winters is pictured with Phil Kane, country manager, Eaton Corporation Ireland, at the launch.

Irish Independent

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