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Time for Fianna Fáil to step up ahead of Community Employment Strike – John Brady TD

14 February, 2019 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Employment Affairs & Social Protection John Brady TD has called on Fianna Fáil to step up ahead of the impending strike by Community Employment Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors on Monday next.

Speaking this afternoon, Teachta Brady said:

“Community Employment Supervisors have been left high and dry by this Government and successive Governments with many already having retired without any occupational pension.

"This is despite a 2008 Labour Court recommendation which ordered that an agreed pension scheme should be put in place for the staff.

“Last April Fianna Fáil brought forward a Dáil Motion calling for the implementation of a pension scheme for CE Scheme Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors yet, they have said little or nothing on the matter since.

“Fianna Fáil had the perfect opportunity to raise this matter during the review and negotiations around the Confidence & Supply Agreement, especially when their Motion for such pension provision to be put in place was passed by the Dáil.

“We are now at a crossroads in this ten year debacle. Community Employment Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors are about to strike and Fianna Fáil can no longer sit on the fence. They need to take action now for the 1,250 staff concerned.”

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