Tag: Workers’ Rights

Bríd interviewed for the Week in Politics, RTE programme, about the nurses strike

Bríd was interviewed by Joe McGrail for the Week in Politics, RTE 13.1.19. regarding the nurses strike, just before she and People Before Profit members went canvassing for support for the coming industrial action by PNA and INMO members.  

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Bríd demands protection for workers trapped in bogus self-employment

We need legislation protecting workers from bogus self-employment. Our governent says it needs proper figures on the extent of bogus self-employment before it can act, but employees must be protected first – otherwise they are at further risk of victimisation

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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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Bríd applauds Google workers walk-out; invites Minister to do likewise

“A CRAZY FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH” is how Google workers described themselves. And fair play to them – a GLOBAL walkout the other day for pay equality and against sexism!! I asked the Minister to join me in congratulating

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Bríd Smith TD supporting the Lloyds Pharmacy strikers

Striking Lloyds phamacy workers and their supporters rally ouside the Ballyfermot store. Bríd addresses the gathering 20.7.18

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Lloyds picket 20 7 18 – Support rally outside Ballyfermot store

Clips from a brief morning rally of supporters of the Lloyds Pharmacy strike, outside the Ballyfermot store.

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“Bully boy tactics will not defeat Ryanair workers” says Brid Smith TD.

Prese Release   No Embargo; “Ryanair sackings are attempt intimidate staff in union dispute“ TD claims Spanish dismissals show Ryanair contempt for its workers.   “Bully boy tactics will not defeat Ryanair workers” says Brid Smith TD. The dismissal of four cabin

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Brid Smith TD supporting the Ryanair pilot’s strike

VICTORY TO THE RYANAIR STRIKERS! Great to see the strikers meet at ALSAA and picket the roundabout at Dublin Airport. Their victory will be important to all workers, skilled and unskilled, who come up against the greed of their millionaire

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Brid Smith TD addresses striking Ryanair pilots meeting 12.7.18

I was humbled to be invited to speak at the meeting of the striking Ryanair pilots today. Their battle with Ryanair is historic and these men and women are heroes.

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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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