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, just don’t seem to count for him!
FEMPI. The longest running emergency in the history of the State. The Minister wants to punish teachers for rejecting inequality in pay, and has difficulty with the concept of collective bargaining. So I explained it to him last night in Dáil….
HOMELESSNESS, FEMPI, PESCO . Q: What’s the odd-man-out? A: They only have money for the last one. PESCO is the new army they signed us up to lat night (neutrality???) at the cost of €3-4 billion – more than housing homeless children or paying public sector workers would cost. Criminal. And Fianna Fáil the Independents aided and abetted them. I spoke on this Thurs.in the Dáil.
Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest OR FEMPI is now the longest lasting piece of emergency legislation in the history of the State – despite the ‘recovery’. And the government wants to make it permanent. FEMPI ensures discrimination against new workers in the public sector – less money for the same work; it holds down pay rises, increases working hours, wrecks pensions and will ensure that if the nurses, teachers, fireworkers and other essential public servants accept this – the public sector will be next. ALL workers must fight to defeat this attack on our rights. I spoke about this in the Dáil today
I was on Sean O’Rourke’s radio programme earlier today, along with others. The recording here is of my comments on the following: Garda corruption, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, and upcoming talks on FEMPI and workers rights. You might find it interesting.
Brid challenged Pacal Donohue as to why, if the economic emergency is over, that he hasn’t done away with FEMPI. The only straight answer she gets though, is where he’s going for Paddy’s day (on our money of course).