Tag: Workers’ Rights

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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Bríd Smith TD challenges government over NASRA ambulance workers

Not content with threatening striking nurses, and letting the children’s hospital costs rip, this government is refusing to acknowledge the right of AMBULANCE WORKERS to be represented by the union of their choice. And shame on Finian McGrath, a supposedly

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Bríd Smith TD says PAY THE NURSES

I spoke in the Dáil today on the nurses strike. In the gallery were nurses, student nurses and their union reps. Shamefully, Minister Donohue saw fit not to attend and Minister Harris left early. Shame on them. There is a

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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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Bríd Smith TD compares paying the bondholders to paying nurses in the Dáil. 19.12.18

The government say they can’t pay the nurses pay claim – it would cost to much. Well they paid €300 million to unsecured junior bondholders; in the budget they gave €64million to the horse racing ‘industry’. Combined, this would pay

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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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