Fórsa’s Equality Committee will launch the Traveller Network event on the 9th November in Sligo Town Hall at 11am.
Speakers on the day include James O’Leary, CEO of INVOLVE and Martin Ward of the Galway Traveller Movement. Further speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The launch of the Traveller Network follows on from the launch of previous Fórsa Equality Committee networks, including the Fórsa Women’s Activist Network and the Disability Network.
Fórsa official Lisa Connell explained: “The purpose of the event is to highlight many of the issues that affect Travellers in the workplace, including the depth of structural inequalities facing travellers from accessing the workplace, as well as socio-economic rights and a focus on public policy provisions.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Fórsa members and Traveller representatives to meet and discuss these issues,” she said.
For further information about the event please contact Lisa Connell.