Tag: Workers’ Rights

Bríd challenges Minister for Defence on pay and conditions

In the Dáil today, Brid asked the Minister about pay for Defence Forces men and women, and how he expects to hold onto staff when wages are so low that many army and navy families are dependent on Family Income Supplement

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Bríd in Dáil transport committee questions the standards of IAA and CAR.

Reps from Irish Aviation Authority and Commissioner for Aviation respond to questions put by Brid Smith TD, People Before Profit, at the Dáil Transport committee. Bríd queried the standards used by the IAA and CAR as applied to Ryanair, compared

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Ryanair chaos highlights Ireland’s poor standard of workers protection

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit . 26/09/2017 Brid Smith TD challenges Varadkar over O’Leary’s Fine Gael fundraising and states lack of protection for worker’s rights People Before Profit TD Brid Smith has said that the travel chaos inflicted

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Brid Smith TD on workers’ rights in Fishing industry – Dáil cmmtt 21.9.17

I was asked to make public the queries that I put today about workers rights in the fishing industry. I sit on the Dáil Committee for Jobs, and too often the focus is on the employer or the industry, and

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Punk gig supports McStrikers!

VICTORY TO THE McSTRIKERS! Last night we’d a great gig for People Before Profit D8, where Joe Carolan, organising the striking McDonald workers in the UK, addressed the crowd. Brilliant music from El Clash Combo (Clash tribute band), Fans of

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Bríd on Dáil Jobs committee

WE HAVE MORE DOG WARDENS THAN LABOUR INSPECTORS. I’m on the Dail committee that deals with jobs. I spoke today on the underlying reasons for the abuse of foreign workers, especially those outside the EU. Government’s policies make them appear

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Brid Smith TD in the Dail 29.6.17 on Clery’s and industrial relations laws

JOBSTOWN DEFENDANTS and CLERY’S BOSSES. What have they got in common? Very little – a point I made today in the Dáil. Jobstown defendents could have ended up with a Life sentence – the State spent millions trying to frame

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Brid Smith TD: NEW WORKERS RIGHTS BILL PROPOSED TODAY.

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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Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay

People Before Profit TD claims Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay Varadkar supports equal pay for cabinet members but not for teachers Workers told they must accept poor deal while ministers jockey for position and big pay

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The Dáil must defend workers’ rights

Brid spoke in the Dail demanding legislation to stop companies like UBER and Deliveroo preventing workers from organising effectively. Such companies use bogus ‘self-employment contracts’ deliberately to undermine the rights of their workers to organise collectively in defence of their

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