€5.4m EGF application for Talk Talk workers Is only a start – Prendergast

The Government’s application to the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) to help Talk Talk workers made redundant late last year is a welcome first step, according to Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast. “I’m delighted to see the Minister for Training and Skills Ciarán Cannon has acted quickly to get this application in to the European Commission. […]

Denial of EGF to victims of economic crisis “indefensible” – Prendergast

Workers made redundant due to the financial crisis will not be eligible for assistance from the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) following an “indefensible” decision by EU Jobs ministers last night. Ireland opposed the decision, and was hoping to use the fund to help people made redundant in the retail and financial sector. But a group […]

Prendergast welcomes €36m in EU funding for unemployed Irish construction workers

Nearly €36 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) has been approved by the European Parliament to assist unemployed Irish construction workers. Speaking from Strasbourg after Parliament approved the funding today, Ms Prendergast said: “I’m delighted the European Parliament today cleared the payment of this money which will assist almost 6,000 construction workers who […]

EU Commissioner to investigate Talk Talk redundancies – Prendergast

Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has welcomed EU Commissioner Laszlo Andor’s intention to investigate the planned closure of the Talk Talk call centre in Waterford. The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion also said he would look favourably on any request for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for the 575 workers facing […]

Top Officials from the European Commission visit Limerick to review the impact of funding from the European Globalisation Fund (EGF)

FÁS this week (Wednesday 21st July 2010) welcomed a visit to the EGF Co-ordination Office in Limerick by senior personnel from the Employment Commission. The purpose of the visit was to review progress made to date in the measures being funded to assist redundant workers who were formerly employed in the DELL computer manufacturing plant […]

Start Your Own Business with EGF Support

For those thinking about starting a business, but not sure about what is involved. TRAINING AIM: This programme will introduce participants to the steps involved in starting their own business. The course will provide an opportunity to investigate current and future options, along with the cost implications and grants and other supports available. TRAINING OBJECTIVES […]

EGF Information event for former DELL and ancillary workers

Today (11th February, 2010) sees the opening of an information event aimed at individuals who have been made redundant due to the DELL announcement (January 2009).  These individuals have been invited to explore their future options available under the EGF (European Globalisation Adjustment Fund) at this two-day event which takes place in the South Court […]