REC launches new Policy committee in Northern Ireland
The REC is this week hosting the first meeting of its Employment Policy Committee in Northern Ireland. The aim is to provide a regular platform for members in Northern Ireland to receive the latest updates, exchange views and drive targeted lobbying campaigns on a range of local, national and EU issues.
Commenting ahead of the first meeting REC Head of Public Policy, Anne Fairweather says “This new Committee will play a pivotal role in the REC's ongoing work to influence all public policy issues that directly or indirectly impact on the recruitment industry in Northern Ireland. The feedback we receive will complement the work of our main Employment Policy Committee and the ongoing feedback we receive through REC regional events.
With so much happening on the public policy front it is more important than ever that we have a strong collective voice for the recruitment industry in Northern Ireland. The new committee will enable us to drive forward targeted campaigns and develop our links with local politicians and key stakeholders”.
The first meeting of the Committee will focus on a range of hot topics, including the Impact of the EU Agency Workers Directive in Northern Ireland, an update on diversity and equality regulations in Northern Ireland and latest industry research on the Northern Ireland labour market The REC is also launching Employment Policy Committees in Wales and Scotland to drive forward specific campaigns in all of the devolved nations. The REC’s ongoing programme of regional events will also provide an opportunity for REC members in all regions to highlight specific challenges and concerns.
The REC’s main Employment Policy Committee has been active since 2003 and has driven the REC’s lobbying campaigns on a number of national and EU policy issues which have faced the industry.