Tag: employment

Bríd Smith TD speaks to the Employment Bill amendment

An amendment that we wanted in the new Employment Bill, would protect workers to some small degree. We want existing workers, on low hours, to be offered any extra hours that become available, rather than the company taking on new

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Bríd Smith TD queries obstructive policies for returning migrants

You’d think the government would WELCOME HOME OUR MIGRANTS with open arms, wouldn’t you? There are labour shortages, these people have much needed skills etc. Yet they are obstructed, rather than facilitated at every hands turn. This is a clip

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Worker’s rights must not be compromised in the new Employment Bill


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Bríd Smith TD defends workers’ rights in proposed employment Bill

Employee rights must not be undermined in the Labour Court. This was the point I made yesterday in the debate in the Dáil

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Bríd Smith TD: “Government Bill fails precarious workers”

On the face of it, you’d think that a Bill addressing the issue of zero hours contracts would be a good thing but this Bill falls very short of the mark. I hope this video of my Dáil speech on

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The Dáil must defend workers’ rights

Brid spoke in the Dail demanding legislation to stop companies like UBER and Deliveroo preventing workers from organising effectively. Such companies use bogus ‘self-employment contracts’ deliberately to undermine the rights of their workers to organise collectively in defence of their

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How we could create thousands of REAL jobs in Ireland

Dáil, June 2. Brid challenges government on ways to make real jobs available and save the environment

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