Brid Smith TD tackles the Taoiseach on FEMPI

    So Leo reckons we’re on target for recovery, equality and all that good stuff…. Unless of course you’re a public sector worker still being screwed by FEMPI. Teachers, nurses, people doing the most important work in our society,

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Brid Smith TD on FEMPI & Trades Unionism-a lesson to the Minister 7.12.17

FEMPI. The longest running emergency in the history of the State. The Minister wants to punish teachers for rejecting inequality in pay, and has difficulty with the concept of collective bargaining. So I explained it to him last night in

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Brid Smith TD speaking of FEMPI in Dáil, 7.12.17

HOMELESSNESS, FEMPI, PESCO . Q: What’s the odd-man-out? A: They only have money for the last one. PESCO is the new army they signed us up to lat night (neutrality???) at the cost of €3-4 billion – more than housing

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Brid Smith TD on FEMPI in Dáil 29.11.17

Public sector pay took a terrible hit during the resession years. So now that we are supposed to be in recovery – where is the pay restoration? This was my contribution to today’s debate  

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FEMPI – THE NEVER ENDING EMERGENCY:Brid Smith TD in the Dail 29.6.17

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest  OR FEMPI is now the longest lasting piece of emergency legislation in the history of the State – despite the ‘recovery’. And the government wants to make it permanent. FEMPI ensures discrimination against

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Brid on SOR, May 12 2017

I was on Sean O’Rourke’s radio programme earlier today, along with others. The recording here is of my comments on the following: Garda corruption, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, and upcoming talks on FEMPI and workers rights. You might find

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Minister ducks FEMPI question put by Bríd Smith TD in Dáil Éireann

Brid challenged Pacal Donohue as to why, if the economic emergency is over, that he hasn’t done away with FEMPI. The only straight answer she gets though, is where he’s going for Paddy’s day (on our money of course).

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Bríd in the Dáil on workers pay and rises long-overdue

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Stop docking public sector pay!

Dáil, June 23. Bríd demands the goverment end emergency legisation that docks pay for public sector workers

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Bríd bringing up People Before Profit motion to repeal FEMPI in the Dáil

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