Presidential candidate encouraging businesses to recognise workers’ need to be represented by trade unions

Sinn Féin MEP Líadh Ní Ríadh

Presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada is encouraging businesses to recognise the need for workers to be represented by trade unions.

She says if elected President she’ll set up a Charter for Decency at Work Award to recognise employers who’ve been nominated by their staff.

They would have to sign up to a collective agreement over working conditions and terms of employment.

Sinn Fein MEP Ni Riada says workers in precarious jobs need to be given more rights to improve their mental health.