Sinn Féin Social Protection spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has accused the government of paying ‘poverty wages’ to public servants after it was revealed on Morning Ireland today that more than 3,000 public sector employees are in receipt of Family Income Supplement.
Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:
“Family Income Supplement is a tightly means-tested payment. It is only given to those whose income is clearly insufficient to meet their families’ needs.
“This government is knowingly paying more than 3,000 hard working public sector employees below what is necessary to care for their families. They are paying poverty wages.
“Today’s revelation makes a nonsense the Labour Party’s claim to be a party that protects ordinary workers.”