Tag: Workers’ Rights

Bríd Smith TD slams Minister over Bord na Móna Workers & Just Transition

With Bord na Móna workers visiting in the Dáil gallery, Bríd outlines what a rotten job the government has done in safeguarding the workers in the peat industry as they face the end of peat production, in line with the

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Brid Smith TD demands union recognition for NASRA

Speaking up for NASRA paramedics who are demonstrating outside the Dáil today. Government must instruct the HSE to negotiate with the Trade Union of the workers’ choice

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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

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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 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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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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Bríd 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. SHOW MORE

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Bríd on The Tonight show 26.6.19

Topics discussed were the recent health workers strike, defence forces pay, the public procurement process and the role of the Gardai and GSOC

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Bríd Smith TD challenges IBEC & CFI on bogus self-employment

Defining ‘self-employment’, bogus or otherwise, is part of challenging the double exploitation of precarious workers. Our Dail committee listened to IBEC and CFI reps – they are clever people who use weasle words to cover up for ruthless employers.

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Bríd Smith TD defends CE scheme suprvisors’ pension demands

While the government never stops reminding us to be ‘pension ready’, they themselves have reneged on their responsibilities to CE scheme workers, who have to strike for their rights. I raised this yesterday in the Dáil

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