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The Tánaiste says he intends to bring in five new workers’ rights including an extra bank holiday.

It comes as the Local Enterprise Office network recorded a net increase of almost 3,000 jobs last year.

It followed a year of net job losses in many businesses in 2020.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the figures are encouraging, and Government will do more to back businesses and workers.

On top of the new bank holiday, which is mooted for St. Brigid’s Day, along with a bumper two day break for St. Patrick’s Day, The Tánaiste said he intends to introduce:

  1. Statutory sick pay.
  2. The right to request remote working.
  3. The protection of tips.
  4. Redundancy rights for people laid off during the pandemic.