Tag: public sector

Retired public sector workers fight back

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 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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Bríd defends retired civil and public service pensioners’ rights

We all heard about GOLD-PLATED PENSIONS. The impression given was that public service employees were being too well ‘looked after’. The truth is that only very senior civil and public servants (and politicians) got fat pensions – the remainder of

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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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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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I had the privelege of moving this bill. We want worker’s rights protected in projects that are funded by public money. Very often the state colludes deliberately or by accidently, in doing workers down. It does this by awarding contracts

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Defending workers rights for pay rises

Brid defends the priciple of PAYBACK TIME FOR WORKERS!

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WE WELCOME THE WORKERS’ PAY REVOLT! Deputy Brid Smith today welcomed and supported the pay claims made by various groups of workers from both private and public sector.  In leaders questions with the Taoiseach she pointed out the hypocrisy of

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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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