Further to the voting down of a Dáil motion on Wednesday night calling for a ringfenced insolvency fund to be established which would facilitate all payments due to workers (including recently laid off Debenhams staff) if a company goes bust…by just three votes.
Ciara G writes:
Our Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Greens government voted 24-21 AGAINST a motion that would see Debenhams workers getting their redundancy that is owed to them. Above is a list of the TDs that voted against the motion.
Ciara G adds:
Fianna Fáil are performative, they do not care. Fianna Fáil TD Padriag O’Sullivan (above) stood on the picket line only to vote against workers in the Dáil. Taoiseach Micheál Martin came to the picket line in Cork over a month ago for a photo op and has done nothing to help since.
Debenhams workers march on Taoiseach’s Cork office demanding he ‘step up to plate’ (Irish Examiner)
Government parties tend not to vote for bills brought by opposition parties.
they also don’t tend to bring forward bills to protect workers rights..
Workers rights were never a thing that FG or FF would worry about, see meat plants, BAM, etc. Would expect better from the Greens, can’t worry about the environment is you’re struggling to clothe and feed your kids
Just taking our foot off your throat, while we change our boots.
Honestly, we are here for you.
More of that action speaks volumes.
Just shows exactly where the Trade Union Movement ended up
Paid off by Bertie
padraig o’sullivan, you are a gowl of the lowest order.
he is in good company
He’s a Fianna Failer. It’s what they do.
The greatest word to describe F-f/g and the spiraling descent of politics into the control of banking over the last half century.
Miserable f-ing b-turds..
– Remember this next time when you vote.
While the governance of FG (and most certainly FF) has often left much to be desired, it really does bring me joy that the electorate keep selecting them to govern, to Joe’s eternal consternation.
One would expect FF & FG having a record of being nothing less than two faced lieing hypocrites but for the Greenwash party to do the same has really brought that joke party to a new low. The Greenwash party are truly FG on bikes, a pox on all their houses!
If it was Dunnes instead of Debenhams Lowry might have voted differently?
Anyone know if this issue gone to the Workplace Relations Commission?
RBB claims that the workers had an agreement with the employer for an enhanced redundancy package. If so, Debenhams feet should be held to the fire.
Great to see Roderic’s name there