ECNI

The equality commission for NI has released it’s 2003 report on employment discrimination and is reported as describing “the Catholic-Protestant balance in the Northern workforce as “very fair”.” However, as reported in a story SF and equality body disagree over workplace discrimination carried by Breakingnews.ie, Sinn Féin are less than impressed. The Sinn Féin Newsroom carries a more detailed comment by Caitriona Ruane.

  • peteb

    If you’re going to cover SF’s disagreement with the Equality Commission, you might as well cover the DUP’s as well –

    Protestants disadvantaged in employment market, claims MP

    IMHO, they’re both full of it.

    Thanks for the link, I rarely visit UTV A.U.

  • Fraggle

    Hardly suprising that protestants are underrepresented in education given that there is a majority of catholics in the school system.

    Is a workforce of 180,000 not very small for a population of roughly 10 times that? What is going on? is this the result of massaged figures?

  • willowfield

    Hardly suprising that protestants are underrepresented in education given that there is a majority of catholics in the school system.

    Why should the religion of the pupils determine the religion of the teachers?

    Note, though, that teaching is exempt from the religious discrimination legislation, which means that it is legal for Roman Catholic schools to discriminate against Protestant teachers. You will find that most state schools have a religiously-mixed teaching staff (albeit majority Protestants), whereas the teaching staffs in Roman Catholics schools are overwhelmingly RC.

  • willowfield

    Is a workforce of 180,000 not very small for a population of roughly 10 times that? What is going on? is this the result of massaged figures?

    The report quotes a monitored workforce of 480,000.