Brid challenges the Minster on the practices in the Aviation Industry where, despite huge profits being made, the workers have been treated shamefully during the Pandemic
The appalling clusters of Covid infection in the meat industry and the effect on local communities was addressed by Brid in the Dáil 3.6.20
Bríd demands answers in relation to the rights of workers in Debenhams, on the extension of Covid payment to maternity leave and to workers in Direct Provision.
The government want to use the Covid payment to divide workers and deflect attention from who is really benefitting from the emergency – gougers like Denis OBrien & Larry Goodman. Meantime, new mothers are terrified as their maternity leave comes to an end and they face a return to work with reduced supports and the absence of childcare, in these most dangerous times. Maternity leave and benefits MUST be extended. And the Ministers ‘pass the parcel’ again, to each other, to avoid meeting the very urgent and distressing needs of these women.
How were the elderly so badly served by successive government health policies? The privatisation of care is at the root of it. For-profit systems delver profit, not adequate care. Brid expands on this theme in the Dáil and calls for a public enquiry
The degree to which the bureaucracy evades, avoids, and passes the buck is amazing. One wonders why they are paid so much to so. But then you realise it’s all about covering up the sins of the government, who treat vulnerable people like dirt.
Today’s session looked at nursing home. A game of ‘pass the parcel’ – a gigantic political failure of our elderly; that’s tragically only too apparent. NEPHET, HSE, HIQUA. All high-powered officials – how poorly they respond to questioning.