Tag: Workers’ Rights

Bríd Smith TD queries obstructive policies for returning migrants

You’d think the government would WELCOME HOME OUR MIGRANTS with open arms, wouldn’t you? There are labour shortages, these people have much needed skills etc. Yet they are obstructed, rather than facilitated at every hands turn. This is a clip

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Brid Smith TD tackles the Taoiseach on FEMPI

    So Leo reckons we’re on target for recovery, equality and all that good stuff…. Unless of course you’re a public sector worker still being screwed by FEMPI. Teachers, nurses, people doing the most important work in our society,

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Worker’s rights must not be compromised in the new Employment Bill

 

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Bríd Smith TD defends workers’ rights in proposed employment Bill

Employee rights must not be undermined in the Labour Court. This was the point I made yesterday in the debate in the Dáil

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Brid Smith TD speaking in defence of Lloyds pharmacy workers strike

 

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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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