Tag: Social Protection

Bríd speaking on the Social Welfare Bill 2019

Topics covered are low pay, youth unemployment and fuel poverty

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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

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Brid Smíth TD debates bogus self-employment in the Dail 8.11.18

I sit on the Dáil committee for Social Protection. Today we queried Department officials, and got less than satisfactory answers, on BOGUS SELF-EMPLOYMENT. It’s basically a scam that lets the actual employer off the hook of responsibility to their workers

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Social Protection Dáil committee pre-budget debate 25.9.18

I put a number of questions to the Minister for Social Protection at Dáil committee. The discussion was about the forthcoming budget. I asked her about pensions, and when pensioners that had been discriminated against could expect the back-money owed

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Bríd questions use of private for-profit agencies, to administer welfare.

PRIVATISED WELFARE. That’s more or less what the Dept of Social Protection did with dole and ‘job activation schemes’. A bit like the film “I Daniel Blake”. And this heartless and inhumane privatised system was warmly welcomed by our firends

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 4

This is the fourth of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 3

This is the third of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 1

This is the first of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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