Worker told that Labour Court award can not be enforced

first_imgNewsWorker told that Labour Court award can not be enforcedBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2014 1325 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK worker who was awarded €5,000 in an unfair dismissal case, has been told that a Circuit Court judge cannot order her employer to pay her the money.The woman, who had less than 12 months employment at the Limerick-based company, was granted a hearing before a Rights Commissioner as she was unable to bring a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal because of the short term of service she had with the company.The Rights Commisioner ruled that she had a causable action because she was treated unfairly by her employer.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Carroll Moran heard from Maria Lane, BL for the aggrieved woman that she had taken her case to the Rights Commissioner last year after her employment was terminated by her then employer.After consenting to engage with the process, the employer was found to be in breach and the woman was awarded €2,000 in compensation. She appealed the award and judgement to the Labour Court and it subsequently increased the amount of compensation to €5,000.Following the appeal, the employer failed to engage with the process further and “simply ignored all correspondence” sent from the woman’s legal team in an effort to claim the money.She was now asking the court to enforce the order under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act as the employer had fully engaged in the process but then withdrew from it.Solicitor for the employer, Pat McHugh said the woman had no rights to bring the motion before the Circuit Court judge as the award from the Labour Court was only a recommendation and therefore not bound by legislation. He added that there was no provision in law for the woman to request a Circuit Court judge to enforce the decision.After Ms Lane said it was the only way to ensure the Labour Court recommendation was enforced, Judge Moran said that despite the history of the case, he had to refuse the application for want of jurisdiction”.An application by Mr McHugh to have the court costs paid by the woman was refused by Judge Moran who made no order on costs. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleInvestigations continue into fatal road crashNext articleLimerick father of five shot at over drug debt owed to ‘Fat John’ Staff Reporter Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Online Kamisan: Activism goes digital during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgAs the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to stay indoors, human rights activists have embraced digital platforms to have their voices heard and express their demands. Kamisan, a weekly silent protest held every Thursday in front of the Presidential Palace complex, is one such movement that has shifted to social media.”Online Kamisan will continue to accommodate the struggle against violations of human rights amid the pandemic,” the head of the impunity watch division of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Dimas Bagus Arya Saputra, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.According to Dimas, who is also one of the coordinators of the Kamisan protest, the online version of the silent protest has been conducted since March 19, mainly on Twitter and Instagram. In addition, online Kamisan also conducts live Instagram streaming every Thursday at 4 p.m. with different speakers discussing different issues every week.One of the @AksiKamisan social media account administrators, Ahmad Sajali, said a live Instagram streaming could attract up to 1,800 views.”Posts on #kamisanonline have been uploaded hundreds of times through Twitter and Instagram combined,” he said. “We have seen more engagement as compared with the usual on-street Kamisan protests during this pandemic.”Maria Katarina Sumarsih, a doyen of the Kamisan protest, said the digital rally mostly targeted the younger generation as elderly people rarely used social media.”The Kamisan protest on the street was much more tangible as we could share our voices and demands face to face. I just wish the pandemic would be over soon so we can meet again at the usual Kamisan rally,” she told the Post.However, she added that the spirit of the Kamisan protest remained as she still routinely wrote to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, demanding justice for her son, the victim of a past human rights violation, and other unaddressed contemporary human rights issues. Through an online graphics template posted every Thursday on the @AksiKamisan official Twitter account, Twitter users are able to write in comments and demands relating to human rights issues.This week’s Kamisan rally took women’s empowerment as the theme in accordance with the Kartini Day celebration.In response to the recent arrest of human rights activist Ravio Patra, Twitter users adopted this week’s Kamisan protest to voice their opinions.”Ibu Kartini would have wept to see her children who fought against injustice being arrested one by one,” wrote Twitter account @trisnabayuzzz.center_img Topics :last_img read more

SFL Wants More Exposure in Tanker Market, Finalizing Financing for Boxship Acquisitions

first_imgBermuda-based ship owner Ship Finance International Limited (SF) would like to increase its exposure in the tanker segment and is looking into acquisition opportunities.Since April this year, the company acquired a total of 22 ships, adding more to USD 800 million to the charter backlog. Majority of deals were done in the containership sector. In May the company took delivery of its second 19,200 TEU containership and acquired three more 14,000 TEU boxships. The purchase of three additional 10,600 TEU vessels, with long term time charters to Maersk Line, followed in August.Ship Finance has partially financed the three recently acquired 10,600 TEU container vessels with a USD 200 million intermediary bank financing.“We are in the process of arranging long-term financing of the vessels at very attractive terms, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter,” Herald Gurvin, SFL’s Chief Financial Officer, said.“We’ve done most of deals this year in the containership space. But we have certainly looked at a lot of opportunities in other sectors too. And it’s, of course, a long term objective to balance the segments, by doing it deal by deal and doing the right deals,” Ole Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, said in an earnings conference call.However, the company continues to see opportunities in the liner segment as illustrated by the recent acquisitions.Hjertaker added that the company would like to do deals in the tanker space, especially now that the tanker market is in the recovery mode. One of the potentially attractive segments is LNG.“If there’s one segment that you can say you’re missing from our portfolio maybe it’s LNG simply because that’s the segment where you see long-term charters to solid counterparties and we haven’t got anything in the portfolio,” Hjertaker added.SFL’s CEO explained that 45 percent of the company’s backlog is now in the liner segment, up from around 25 pct at year-end 2017, comprising 43 containerships and two car carriers. The tanker segment has been reduced from nearly 20 pct to around 8 pct and offshore segment also came down from more than 40 pct at the end of 2017 to 34 pct at the end of the third quarter.“Ship Finance has invested nearly USD 900 million so far in 2018, far outweighing the divestment of older assets. And of a fleet totaling 84 vessels and rigs, only one vessel will soon remain from the initial fleet in 2004. This demonstrates our ability to continuously renew, diversify and increase our portfolio of assets and charters, supporting a long term distribution capacity,” Hjertaker added.The company reported an operating revenue of USD 111 million and net income of USD 30 million in the third quarter of the year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

La Liga chief insists on finishing 2019-20 campaign

first_img Loading… It comes amid the news – as outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope – that the Spanish FA will propose to UEFA on how to award European places in case the current La Liga season cannot be finished. “Nulling and voiding the season is not an option on the table,” Tebas told the league’s official newsletter. “But we are reviewing multiple scenarios, such as what happens if we play behind closed doors and what happens if we play with crowds and what happens if games aren’t played. We have to look at all possibilities, but we’re not working towards a situation where we don’t complete the season. “We’re looking to ensure the best health conditions for players for when they resume training and we’re looking to reduce the economic risk. This is a health pandemic, but also an economic pandemic.Advertisement “We are conscious that many people are suffering from the lack of competition right now and we want to support everyone.” The Spanish FA say that they will propose that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. Read Also: Balotelli lists ex-Liverpool, Man City teammates in his best XI That would mean Atletico de Madrid would drop down to the Europa League alongside Getafe – with both clubs missing out on what appeared to be an attainable top four finish this term. Athletic Club Bilbao would also be rewarded with a Europa League place due to their participation in this season’s Copa del Rey final, as their opponents La Real are already guaranteed a European position due to the above criteria. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img La Liga president Javier Tebas is insistent that the 2019/20 season will be completed and ending the competition ‘is not an option’. There have been growing fears that the current campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more