Tag: Workers’ Rights

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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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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Brid Smith TD calls for mass pickets at Tesco

Brid’s rounds on Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Fianna Fáil for their phoney concern for workers. She calls for a mass picket this Sat 25 Feb, at 12.00 of Tesco shops in solidarity with the strikers there.

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TESCO solidarity action is a beautiful thing!

The solidarity shown by workers in 15 Tesco shops to a minority of Tesco employees is “a beautiful thing”, as Brid said on the Vincent Brown programme. Right wingers don’t get that. They’ve a hole in their sole!

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Bríd demands Ross restores Bus Eireann subvention.

Speaking in the Dail this evening, Bríd demands Minister Shane Ross restores the subvention needed to maintain pubic transport services in Bus Eireann, congradulates the stance of the workers there and slates Fianna Fail for posing as the worker’s friend, while

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Unfair ‘unfair dismissals’ laws and the Dunnes Stores strike.

Brid offers an example – an historic case of the Dunnes Stores strike 30 years ago – where unfair ‘unfair dismissals’ practices were used against the shop steward Karen Gearon.

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