Email Twitter Previous articleStrong element of organised crime in sex industryNext articleLimerick Permanent TSB jobs saved admin WhatsApp Linkedin “I was called in and told I was being suspended from the nursing home for the comfort of the client,” she told the Limerick Post.Ms Barry contacted Employment Rights Officer, Frank McDonald, who said: “I told the company they couldn’t suspend her when she had done nothing wrong. Besides which, they had followed no procedure, no warnings of any kind. When I told them that the suspension was illegal, they said they had used the wrong words, that she was actually being laid off”. The company offered a number of alternative hours but, “there was no way I could do them without getting childcare which I couldn’t afford and there were too few hours.”Ms Barry and Mr McDonald asked the company to take part in an hearing with a rights commissioner, but they declined.‘They are entitled to do that so we are considering gong to the Labour Court,” Mr McDonald said.In the meantime, the laid-off worker says “I want justice. I’ve lost my job because I did the right thing and now I’m at the loss of my wages. I want people to know this has happened,” she said.After the Limerick Post first printed her story in May, this newspaper was contacted by an officer of the National Employment Rights Authority, who was in turn put in contact with the whistleblower.A spokesperson for the company said: “We are aware of Ms Barry’s claims, and are dealing with the matter through the appropriate mechanisms”.Lisa Barry protesting outside Xcel Xecutive Cleaners Ltd, John’s Gate, with from left; Frank McDonnell, Limerck Resource Centre, her daughter Ali, partner Damion Mansfield and Cormac Ronan. Facebook NewsLocal News‘Whistleblower’ protests outside company which let her goBy admin – July 26, 2012 1167 A CONTRACT cleaner who claims she lost her job because she reported an incident of elder abuse, staged a protest outside her former employer’s office this week. Lisa Barry claims she was effectively fired after reporting an alleged incident in which a staff member at a Limerick nursing home caught an 80-year old woman by the arm and threw her into a chair, as reported in the Limerick Post in May. The lone parent has not worked since she lost her job with the city-centre based Xcel Xecutive Cleaners Ltd. earlier this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Print
Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:What CUs can expect under President-Elect Bidenby DAN BERGER, NAFCUIn a hotly contested election, former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected by the American people to serve as the next President of the United States. With the lame duck session now underway, NAFCU remains committed to supporting credit unions and championing their needs at the federal level. While President-elect Joe Biden begins his transition to the White House, NAFCU is hitting the ground running to ensure policymakers are well informed of the benefits credit unions provide their members and local communities. (read more)Thoughts and perspectives on this year’s Veterans Dayby ANTHONY HERNANDEZ, DEFENSE CREDIT UNION COUNCILFirst: A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all our veterans who sacrifice their lives and livelihoods so that the rest of us can live our lives as free citizens in our great nation. Military life is like no other. It is the willingness to endure many personal and family hardships while knowing that one day the ultimate sacrifice may be needed to protect our common ideals. For this willingness to serve, we should all be thankful. (read more)Why we serveby JOHN BRODA, ARMED FORCES FINANCIAL NETWORKIn November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” (read more)CUInsight Mini-Con: RefuelNovember 18, 2020, 1pm ESTAfter a tough and turbulent year, looking to the future is critical – but many leaders are experiencing new levels of burnout and fatigue. In this first event of the Mini-Con Series brought to you by CUInsight, our focus is REFUEL. Perfect for leaders of all organizations in the credit union community, you’ll walk away from this virtual event inspired with brainfood, interaction, and tools to reset, and re-energize for the road ahead in 2021. Bring a colleague, and join us as together we take a breath and refuel for the coming year. (read more) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details
Officials say the death toll is now up to 22.Rescue teams continue to work overtime in search for survivors.Turkey’s disaster and emergency preparedness agency says the earthquake was followed by 398 aftershocks.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the funeral of a mother and son killed in the quake while visiting the hardest-hit areas Saturday afternoon. The magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province of Turkey, caused multiple buildings to collapse and has injured over 1,000 people.Rescue workers try to reach people under a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Elazig in the eastern Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing scores of people, Turkish officials said. (IHA via AP)
South African side Maritzburg United have announced that they have sold Ghana defender Mohammed Awal to Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab – ending talk he was destined for local rivals Orlando Pirates.Awal, who joined the Team of Choice in 2012, will link up with his new employers after the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.The 18-month bumper deal was sealed by the South African side, even though the towering was at the tournament in Equatorial GuineaReports from Ghana previously suggested Awal was heading to Pirates or another side in Moldova but Maritzburg opted for the bumper deal in Saudi Arabia.“We would like to thank the player for his outstanding contribution at Maritzburg United and wish him all the best for his future,” United team manager Quintin Jettoo told the club’s official website.“We signed Mohammed as a relatively unknown player and we are proud to have been able to help in his development as he went on to become a regular in the Ghana national team, which naturally has brought a lot of interest in him. “We will certainly miss Mohammed in the team, but we are fortunate to have a fair amount of depth in the centre-back position and we are confident that the players we have will use the opportunity to step up and stake a regular place in the starting eleven.”The tough-tackling and composed central defender has been a mainstay in the Team of Choice’s defence since joining the club in 2012 and has enhanced his reputation with some consistently outstanding performances.Awal will join the club immediately after the African Cup of Nations, where Awal and his Ghana team-mates play against Equatorial Guinea in a semi-final match on Thursday night.