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Monday 25 June 2018

Helpline launched for second-level students with workplace issues

Members of the ISSU and SIPTU at the launch of the new helpline for second-level school students
Members of the ISSU and SIPTU at the launch of the new helpline for second-level school students
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

A new helpline for second-level school students with workplace issues was launched yesterday at an event in the Siptu Welcome Centre in Dublin.

The helpline is operated by the Siptu workers rights centre and is aimed specifically at assisting members of the Irish second-level students union.

"We are delighted to partner with Siptu on this campaign to inform our student members of their rights in the workplace.

We found, from research we completed during the summer, that many young people were unaware of their rights at work," Ben Smith president of the Irish second-level students union, said.

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Mr Smith went on to say that the helpline would help students by providing them with access to advice, support, and information during their first years of employment.

The helpline launch marks the beginning of the Irish second-level students union and Siptu supported workers’ rights information week for second-level school students.

The aim of the week is to raise awareness among young people of their rights in the workplace.

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