Tag: Workers’ Rights

Bríd calls for pay increases for defence workers!

We take great pride in the work our defence forces have done in the Mediterranean for instance, saving the lives of thousands of refugees, or how they help at home in more and more extreme weather events, snow, floods etc.

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Bríd defends worker’s pensions rights in Dáil Éireann

HOW DARE THEY! The reckless treatment of worker’s pensions schemes means that those like Irish Life workers like are thrown to the wolves. And yet the government sits on its hands. When the bankers needed bailing out they changed the

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Bríd questions Irish Water in Dáil committee.

I got the chance to question IRISH WATER officials last week. There were two issues I wanted information on: the fate of workers in the ‘industry’, and their approach to fixing leaks. Most of us don’t trust Irish Water and

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Bríd Smith TD: “Government Bill fails precarious workers”

On the face of it, you’d think that a Bill addressing the issue of zero hours contracts would be a good thing but this Bill falls very short of the mark. I hope this video of my Dáil speech on

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Bríd speaks on Section 39 workers’ rights in Dáil debate, Jan 17 2018.

Agency workers get a raw deal. Cuts to public sector pay affected them, but pay restoration doesn’t. This is grossly unfair. So People Before Profit want to amend the ‘Section 39’ Bill, (which is what these workers are called) to

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Protest against zero-hour contracts outside Dept of an Taoiseach today

Proud to stand with these workers who highlight the realities of precarious work practices

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RYANAIR IS DEFEATED-NOW LETS UNIONISE THE REST

  Michael O Leary is the poster boy for the Irish rich. He said things they dared not say. Above all, they loved his refusal to recognise unions for thirty two years. But their big hero has been broken. Co-ordinated

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TD says Ryanair climb-down welcome but workers still prepared to fight

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit 15/12/2017 Brid Smith says O’Leary statement has boosted workers confidence but fight for full union rights still goes on People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has said she is delighted that Ryanair, who

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Ryanair accused of 1913 style tactics by TD

“Bullying, blackmail and threats will not stop campaign for the right to union recognition,” says Brid Smith  TD People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has said that a letter sent by Ryanair to pilots in Bergamo Italy should be condemned by

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Brid Smith TD on FEMPI & Trades Unionism-a lesson to the Minister 7.12.17

FEMPI. The longest running emergency in the history of the State. The Minister wants to punish teachers for rejecting inequality in pay, and has difficulty with the concept of collective bargaining. So I explained it to him last night in

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