Never Too Old To Vote

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Today.

Outside the constituency office of Fine Gael Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys in Cootehill, Co Cavan.

Galway CE Supervisor Network tweetz:

Fine Gael candidate Heather Humphreys was paid a visit by Cavan-based Community Employment Supervisors wondering why, while in Government, she didn’t honour the [2008] Labour Court recommendation to provide a pension for CE Supervisors.

Meanwhile…

Yesterday…

Protesters also called for the pension at the opening of the new Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge over the River Barrow between Glenmore in Co Kilkenny and New Ross, Co Wexford.

Also yesterday…

Demonstrators protested outside the constituency office of Minister for Education Joe McHugh in Donegal.

Pics via Wexford CE Supervisors and Kate Campbell

Meanwhile…

On Monday…

Protesters outside the constituency office of Fine Gael Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen in Ennis, Co Clare.

Via Galway CE Supervisor Network

6 thoughts on “Never Too Old To Vote

  1. Spudser

    12 years ago the Labour Court made a recommendation to pay CE Supervisors a pension. They are still waiting for a pay rise and promised pension. Enough is enough.

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    1. Spudser

      12 years ago the Labour Court made a recommendation to pay CE Supervisors a pension. They are still waiting for a pay rise and promised pension. Enough is enough.
      Almost every person living in Ireland benefits from the work of CE participants. If your child is involved in
      the local GAA or soccer club, there is a strong likelihood that CE participants are involved in maintaining
      the pitches & dressing rooms. Community Daycare facilities for older people employ CE participants as
      drivers, catering assistants, care assistants etc… Many CE participants work in community childcare
      facilities as childcare workers. Local community associations employ CE participants as caretakers,
      reception & administrative staff. Organisations providing services to people with disabilities engage CE
      participants as support workers, physiotherapy and OT assistants. CE Supervisors are employed by the community organisations that act as sponsors of the CE programmes
      on behalf of the DEASP.

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    2. Dasium

      Hey,

      Community Employment is a labour activation policy of the state but also has a social inclusion remit. Long term unemployed are placed in meaningful employment within the Community & Voluntary sector, non profits or social enterprises. They garner worthwhile experience, training and is step on the ladder to find Employment opportunities. The supervisor of the schemes , has a range of roles varying from health and safety to career development and training. Will coax sometimes reluctant participants into seeing an alternative life path in a holistic environment. The participants can be operating everything from meals and wheels to Community creches, helping hosting organisations such as Foodclould to Brothers of charity. Nearly every village and community in Ireland benefits from a scheme – most tidy towns committees and sporting facilities are maintained by schemes nationally.

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      1. Spudser

        12 years ago the Labour Court made a recommendation to pay CE Supervisors a pension. They are still waiting for a pay rise and promised pension. Enough is enough.
        Almost every person living in Ireland benefits from the work of CE participants. If your child is involved in
        the local GAA or soccer club, there is a strong likelihood that CE participants are involved in maintaining
        the pitches & dressing rooms. Community Daycare facilities for older people employ CE participants as
        drivers, catering assistants, care assistants etc… Many CE participants work in community childcare
        facilities as childcare workers. Local community associations employ CE participants as caretakers,
        reception & administrative staff. Organisations providing services to people with disabilities engage CE
        participants as support workers, physiotherapy and OT assistants. CE Supervisors are employed by the community organisations that act as sponsors of the CE programmes
        on behalf of the DEASP.

        Excellent explanation Dasium

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