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.
The Tonight show 9.10.20 saw Brid debate Covid restrictions with FF Jim O Callaghan
Bríd contrasts the impact of these cuts on ordinary people with the stats for wealth in the world, and delivers a powerful indictment of govt policy
Bríd responds to queries on the following issues Special advisers to Junior Ministers; Politicians pay ;PUP and Wage Subsidy cut; Low Pay; Covid committee debates and Maternity care in Covid
I was on the Late Debate on the radio last night – this is an audio-clip; its about the outrageous CUTS TO PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS and WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME.