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  1. PUP should be restored now – workers can’t wait until Budget

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 - 10:48 am - Seán Sherlock TD Level 3 restrictions in Donegal and Dublin show need to restore payment.People have already taken cut to their payments.Budget kite flying is wrong and playing with people’s incomes.With Dublin and ...
  2. Strategy for Aviation Sector urgently needed with no sign of airport testing

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 - 10:44 am - Duncan Smith TD Workers bearing the brunt of lack of clear government policy.Green List not working and still no common EU approach.Still no sign of airport testing nearly two months on from announcement.With no clea...
  3. More Support Needed for Disability Services in Winter Plan

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 - 09:30 am - Senator Ivana Bacik Reacting to publication of the HSE Winter Plan, Labour Senator and spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Ivana Bacik has highlighted the notable lack of measures to supp...
  4. Uniform policy on student accommodation refunds needed

    Thu Sep 24, 2020 - 03:19 pm - Senator Annie Hoey After NUI Galway committed to refunding student accommodation fees to students who no longer wish to take up places in on-campus housing, Labour Higher Education spokesperson Annie Hoey said: “...
  5. New direct ferry links to EU essential as no trade deal looms

    Thu Sep 24, 2020 - 02:11 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Government supports for direct links to Europe needed and new providers must be secured.State Connectivity fund of €240m must be used to reduce dependency on landbridge.Rosslare and Cork can rebalan...
  6. Government need to clarify the exact number and breakdown of beds and staff in the HSE Winter Plan

    Thu Sep 24, 2020 - 12:52 pm - Alan Kelly TD Govt have trumpeted 1500 new beds but there are only an additional 500 contained with the planNo detail on where additional staff will come fromThe Government need to clarify the exact number and brea...
  7. Minister for Finance still dragging his heels on accountability for bankers

    Thu Sep 24, 2020 - 10:12 am - Ged Nash TD Labour welcomes the Central Bank imposing a fine of €18.3 million on KBC.KBC CEO’s previous statement that the Tracker Mortgage Examination was ‘annoying’ is a terrible indictment on KBC and t...
  8. Charging meat workers for PPE wrong

    Thu Sep 24, 2020 - 09:20 am - Seán Sherlock TD Confirmation needed that practice is isolated to Manor Farms.HSA and Department need to ensure workers are protected and not charged.Workers should have paid sick leave protection.Responding to the re...
  9. Government must value workers by increasing the minimum wage by 2%

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 03:27 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Reacting to the news that trade union representatives have withdrawn from the Low Pay Commission due to a failure to consider a meaningful increase to the minimum wage, Labour Spokesperson on Employme...
  10. Government hypocrisy on sick pay nauseating

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 01:34 pm - Alan Kelly TD Six-month delay is rubbishThey cannot claim to follow public health advice unless they support this billThe Government hypocrisy on sick pay is nauseating according to Labour Leader Alan Kelly who was...
  11. Government should reconsider cynical amendment to Labour’s Sick Pay Bill

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 12:24 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking during the Dáil debate on Labour’s Sick Pay Bill, Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin called on the government to reconsider the use of a delaying amendment that he described as cyn...
  12. Sick pay is required in a health crisis.

    Wed Sep 23, 2020 - 11:48 am - Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Speaking on the Labour Party's Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020 in the Dáil, Labour Business spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:“What greater action can the State take to pro...
  13. PUP payment level must be restored for creative industries

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 06:29 pm - Seán Sherlock TD Questioning the Minister for Social Protection in the Dáil this evening, Labour spokesperson Seán Sherlock called on her to restore the full €350 pandemic unemployment payment for those in the liv...
  14. Sick pay can’t wait six months

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 04:47 pm - Senator Marie Sherlock Responding to the Government’s plan to delay a decision on Labour’s sick pay proposals by at least six months, Labour’s spokesperson on Employment Affairs Senator Marie Sherlock said:“The lack...
  15. Ireland must get serious on Wealth Taxes

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 - 01:46 pm - Ged Nash TD Central Bank report confirms scale of wealth inequality in Ireland.Wealthiest 20% now have a median wealth of over €853,000 per person, with poorest 20% only having €1,000 per person.Wealth taxes ...