Bríd Smith TD outlines fault lines of Wage Subsidy Schemes

Wage subsidy schemes were in a broad sense to be welcomed, across the industrialized world. But Ireland alone, imposed NO OVERSIGHT OR REGULATION of the big companies that claimed it. Even when they were making profit, even when the CEOs were awarding themselves huge bonuses, big outfits like Boston Scientific, Aer Lingus, Ryan Air got public money to ‘keep going’ without scrutiny. Compare that with the scrutiny workers face for Social Protection measures like fuel allowance or a medical card.

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