Business reacts to publication of National Return to Work Safely Protocol

May 09, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has acknowledged the Government’s publication of Return to work safely Protocol / COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers.  

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy stated: “We have been working closely with Government through the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) on the measures required to support a safe return to the workplace for our businesses.  We welcome the fact that the National Protocol is a general document which can be applied across all industry sectors. Its design allows for the introduction of further sector or industry specific measures, as long as they enhance the measures set out in the Protocol.”

Mr McCoy welcomed the protocol as “an important piece of practical guidance developed by Ibec with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Government and its agencies as well as other representative bodies. It will provide confidence to employers and employees that the safety and well-being of people at work can be securely managed as we begin to reopen our economy.”