Great to see workers, retired and not, standing up for their rights. The National Ambulance Service Representative Association were protesting outside the Dail and the ESB pensioners rallying just yards away. I was privileged to address them

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Brid Smith TD discussing with SNAs.

Special Needs Assistants do amazing work. The challenges of helping children with special needs through school, are immense. But these skilled, essential workers are undermined, underpaid and undervalued by the very organisation that should cherish them – the Department of Education itself.

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Brid Smith TD champions the rights of retired Semi-State and State workers

Public Sector and Semi-state pensioners are being done down by the government, and lack a mechanism whereby their grievances can be addressed. Brid addresses a protest outside Dail Eireann, Oct 2019 called by the retirees.

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Brid Smith TD with Anti-Vulture Fund protest in Crumlin 19.10.2019

A mother and daughter are evicted May 2018 by Havell Vulture Fund, from their home in Crumlin. Oct 2019 the property is still vacant. What sort of society is it that tolerates this. What sort of government facilitates it?

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Bríd Smith TD discussing their role, with SNAs.

Special Needs Assistants do amazing work. The challenges of helping children with special needs through school, are immense. But these skilled, essential workers are undermined, underpaid and undervalued by the very organisation that should cherish them – the Department of Education itself.

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Brid Smith TD on The Late Debate, 16.10.19 (2)

A Fine Gael councilor in Cork says services for marginalized groups just aren’t being used. I spoke to those providing them who say different. YOUTH, COMMUNITY AND ADDICTION SERVICES WERE DECIMATED BY AUSTERITY. In particular addiction services were run down, many closed down, and not re-opened – so that we could bail out banks. And now FG want to again blame the victims, like blaming the poor for poverty.

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Bríd on The Late Debate programme, 16.10.19. (1)

Bríd defends Corbyn and denounces Tories’ Brexit.

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Bríd and the boffins of GNI at the climate committe. Do they care?

Gas Networks Ireland were at our Dáil Climate comtte today. Bottom line is: their job is to make sure gas gets pipped (and profits are made on it), not to worry about the climate. They don’t state it as baldly as that, but that ‘s what I get from their answers. What do you think?

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Brid Smith TD speaks out on Low Pay

How dare they! IBEC, the bosses union demanded halving the proposed 30cent an hour increase in the minimum wage. They used, wouldn’t you know, the threat of Brexit. They’d no problem however with a tax scam for senior executives called SARP. SARP will cost us €28Million in tax forgone. No Brexit bull’t there!. These were points I made recently in the Dáil in support of the SF Bill.

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Brid Smith TD defends parental leave rights

IBEC is the bosses union and they have some neck. They wanted an amendment passed to proposed legislation affecting workers returning to the job after parental leave. If passed, it would mean the worker would NOT necessarily get their old job back. And Fianna Fáil, who like to pose as the ‘worker’s friend’, put the IBEC amendment!! I spoke against it in the Dáil recently.

 

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