Zero hour and flexible working contracts
On 20 January, SFA Director, Patricia Callan was interviewed on KFM and West Limerick 102FM on the use of zero hour and flexible working contracts.
The Action Plan for Jobs 2016
The SFA issued a comment welcoming the Action Plan for Jobs 2016 launched by the Government on 18 January, but warned that labour costs and increasing employment regulation are the greatest threats to job creation. This featured in the Evening Echo on 21 January.
SFA National Small Business Awards
The SFA Awards finalists featured in the Avondhu on 21 January and the Meath Chronicle on 23 January and one of the Awards finalists was interviewed on Newstalk's 'Down to Business' show on 24 January.
SFA Director, Patricia Callan commented on the introduction of the new paternity leave benefit in the Sunday Business Post on 24 January.
SFA Launches its Small Business Priorities for the Election Campaign
On 25 January the SFA issued a press release calling for small business to be at the epicentre of Election 2016.