The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is tasked with uncovering employee rights violations but is not currently protecting all workers.
Labour experts have told Noteworthy that the watchdog doesn’t follow up on enough complaints as it lacks enough inspectors to expose abusive or risk-taking employers.
Our investigation will uncover where the WRC has failed to act against repeat offenders in high-risk industries, including food packing factories, fisheries and the service industry.
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Lack of resourcing is a key issue at the WRC, with critics arguing that more State support would ensure more wrongdoing is uncovered. We will find out why there continues to be insufficient resources required to sharpen the watchdog’s teeth.
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