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Right To Work Now!

  • Leinster House Kildare Street Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

Stand with asylum seekers as we demand that the government uphold the Supreme Court decision and give us the right to work now!

MASI CALL OUT FOR DEMONSTRATION ON RIGHT TO WORK, 1pm THURSDAY 8th FEBRUARY @ DÁIL ÉIREANN, LEINSTER HOUSE.

MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, supported by ARN (Anti-Racism Network Ireland) and RAMSI, is holding a demonstration calling for the meaningful right to work for asylum seekers for next week, 1pm, Thursday 8th February, in front of the Dáil. We are calling on all organisations, groups, and individuals to stand with us and with all asylum seekers in calling for the unrestricted right to work for all people in the asylum system. 

The Supreme Court is due to make a formal announcement on Friday 9th February about the unconstitutionality of the ban on asylum seekers' right to work in this state. This follows on from the court's decision in May last year that this total ban is unconstitutional. Since then, the government has dragged its heels until finally last week it pushed a motion through the Oireachtas about opting in to the EU directive on reception conditions for asylum seekers including its very general directive on the right to work which allows individual states to decide on the details themselves.

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Earlier Event: February 1
Planning Meeting Solidarity Sessions
Later Event: February 10
February Community Dinner