English Classes in Shannon Academy

English classes begin in Shannon Academy on Wednesday February 14th.

A bus will collect participants in the centre at 9.30 a.m. Please be on time. The bus will return at 12.

There will be a meeting in the Education Room on Monday 12th at 12a.m. with Mary to discuss arrangements.

On completion of the classes a Certificate of Attendance will be provided by Shannon Academy.

 

Lip Service to Right to Work

Some information on the proposed right to work scheme:

If an asylum seeker wants to enter PAYE employment, for example, the job must not be one that an EU citizen or person with full migration permission could take up. It must also, in general, pay more than €30,000 a year, and cannot be in any of well over 70 sectors, including health, retail, hospitality and social care. Given the preponderance of women in these professions, these restrictions represent double discrimination against women who are seeking asylum.

As if all these restrictions were not mean enough, asylum seekers or their potential employers will have to pay between €500 and €1,000 for a six- to 12-month employment permit.

From the Irish Times

If an asylum seeker wants to enter PAYE employment, the job must, in general, pay more than €30,000 a year, and cannot be in health, retail, hospitality or social care