Ní Riada briefs trade union delegation in the European Parliament
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has met with a delegation from the IMPACT trade union in the European Parliament in Brussels this week, where she briefed them on a range of European affairs including the TTIP and CETA trade agreements and the fall out from the Brexit Referendum and budgetary affairs.
Liadh Ní Riada said:
"Sinn Fein stands for a just, prosperous and social Europe in which Ireland can take her place as an independent, united and prosperous nation. Unfortunately we are a long way from realising that vision.
"Sinn Féin MEPs work alongside MEPs from progressive and left political organisations across Europe in advocating for decency and fairness at work, for the defence of social services, and in combatting the neo-liberal agenda.
"This weeks meeting with IMPACT was very positive and we had the opportunity to cover a wide range of issues from CETA, TTIP, Brexit and the introduction of a living wage.
The trade union movement has been the driving force in much of the social progress in Europe over the decades. In the months and years ahead trade unions such as IMPACT will once again be called upon to stand up for workers across Europe and oppose destructive trade deals such as CETA and TTIP.
"I will stand with IMPACT and the trade union movement in opposing these deals, and in defending the rights of workers against big businesses and their backers in Government."