Gino Kenny TD to call on Education Minister to instigate ‘On Call for Ireland’ for Education in Dáil today

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny will today call on the Minister for Education to instigate an ‘On Call for Ireland’ for Education as it is becoming clearer that Ireland still faces dramatic challenges regarding Covid 19. The TD will … Continue reading Gino Kenny TD to call on Education Minister to instigate ‘On Call for Ireland’ for Education in Dáil today

PBP say government must do more to protect vulnerable workers during and following Covid-19 crisis

People Before Profit TDs, speaking at a media conference before the Dáil session on Thursday, said that the government must do more to protect vulnerable workers and sectors whose jobs and health in some cases are in a precarious position … Continue reading PBP say government must do more to protect vulnerable workers during and following Covid-19 crisis

PBP to tell government “Workers will not pay for the Covid-19 fallout” in Dáil today

Hospitality sector workers must be protected if economy to open up again. Childcare needed for all workers especially frontline workers. People Before Profit TDs today outlined what they would be raising with the Ministers for European Affairs, Tourism and Children … Continue reading PBP to tell government “Workers will not pay for the Covid-19 fallout” in Dáil today

Plans to re-open building sites on a site-by-site basis must not happen until it is deemed completely safe to do so

TD demands enforcement of Covid 19 guidelines in workplaces Following a recent meeting between construction companies, unions and government departments to discuss the stress-testing of health and safety procedures to allow building sites to re-open, a Construction Industry Federation spokesperson … Continue reading Plans to re-open building sites on a site-by-site basis must not happen until it is deemed completely safe to do so

TDs demand HSA and WRC inspect Keeling’s sites and workers accommodation

People Before Profit TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Bríd Smith and Gino Kenny have released a statement on the controversy over the actions of the Keeling’s company bringing in workers on a Ryanair flight to pick fruit at their sites across Dublin. The TDs are demanding that both the HSA and the WRC inspect the facilities to insure the workers are housed and working in conditions which will allow for social distancing and isolation if needed. They condemned both Keeling’s and Ryanair for what they called “gross exploitation of workers and complete disregard for their safety and the safety of wider … Continue reading TDs demand HSA and WRC inspect Keeling’s sites and workers accommodation