Bríd gets assurance from Minister English regarding appealing the recent legal ruling against Sectoral Employment Orders, and that the government will meet, not only with Debenhams workers, but also with representatives from Construction, Contract Cleaners and Security companies, most affected by SEOs. She also challenges the contention that the workers rights’ are protected by the law, pointing out that union recognition is still not enshrined in law, some 100 years after the Lockout.
Tag: Workers’ Rights
Awful weather but great spirit down outside the National Conference Centre today demanding that the new government recognise workers’ rights, especially those who are victims of the greed of companies like #Debenhams. Jane Crowe, shop steward from Debehams, was our party’s ‘honoured guest’ (each party was allowed one) and we were inside the Centre most of the morning for the vote, but we addressed the gathering just before the demo broke up
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
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.
Brid defends the Covid 19 payment for workers and the low-waged economy
Bríd slams Humpries over the absence of an agency that will protect workers in the workplace in this time of Covid 19 crisis. She also demands that redundancy notices to workers (as in Debenhams) should not be issued during the crisis
Thousands school secretaries have taken strike action today. They are protesting over a measly pay offer and to demand job security. People Before Profit fully supports the school secretaries. It is a disgrace that the Workplace Relations Commission awarded them a tiny 1.5% increase. They deserve far more. They should be put on the payroll of the Department of Education and given proper job security. It is our hope that the teachers union will come out fully in support of their colleagues.