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Department of Finance playing scrooge with EBS workers’ pay – Tóibín

16 December, 2011

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has accused the Department of Finance of playing scrooge with the pay of EBS workers.

Deputy Tóibín was speaking today as EBS workers protested at Leinster House over the withholding of their pay.

He said:

“The workers are entitled to this payment as part of their employment. Many families budget for and depend on this payment. The Department of Finance directed the bank not to make the payment without regard to the workers or their trade union.

“The offence of this is compounded by the fact that senior well paid managers will receive their payments this Christmas.

“It should be remembered that the Department had no difficulty paying over the going rate for special advisors or providing excessive service payments to senior officials. The department should reverse this scrooge like decision and honour the contracts to the workers.” ENDS

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