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Student nurse pay vote shows how little gov values workers and students

Eoghan Gardiner, Secretary of Workers' Party Youth, has reacted to the decision taken by the government to vote against paying student nurses. Gardiner said: "The fact that the government has voted against paying student nurses, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, shows how little they value workers, students and our families." "They'll happily sing [...]

December 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Student nurse pay vote shows how little gov values workers and students

Rent continues to rise

The average price of rent is higher than it was this time last year, according to the Daft.ie Rental Price Report for the third quarter of 2020. The increase has seen criticism aimed at the government. David Gardiner - Workers' Party Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: “The fact that rent is still on the rise nationally shows that, [...]

November 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Rent continues to rise

No driver theory tests available in Dublin, Cork until 2021

The national driver theory test service, provided by private operator Prometric, is incapable of providing sufficient testing capacity to meet demand, with no driver theory tests available in Dublin or Cork until 2021. This is according to Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan.  Ms. Ryan said:  "Currently, there are no driver theory tests available within an [...]

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on No driver theory tests available in Dublin, Cork until 2021

Workers’ Party criticises plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown

David Gardiner, Workers' Party rep. for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has criticised the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve a plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown. "I'm disappointed and frustrated by the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve the plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments on the Vincent Byrne site." "Housing needs [...]

September 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party criticises plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown

Do as I say, not as I do: government parties while telling youth not to

Workers' Party Youth has criticised TDs and Senators for attending a party of 80+ people despite COVID-19 restrictions. This comes after numerous government attempts to scapegoat young people as spreading the virus at house parties. WPY Secretary Eoghan Gardiner said: "The government has tried to shift the blame for the spread of COVID-19 on to [...]

August 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Do as I say, not as I do: government parties while telling youth not to

Classroom sizes can’t facilitate social distancing

Classroom sizes are too big to effectively combat the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, says Workers' Party representative David Gardiner. "Currently, the average primary school classroom size in Ireland is 24-25 students, compared to the EU average of 20. Some classrooms are over 30. This creates problems at the best of times, nevermind during [...]

August 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Classroom sizes can’t facilitate social distancing

No excuse for racist attacks, say Workers’ Party Youth

Workers' Party Youth condemns the actions carried out by young people in a video circulating on social media, which allegedly shows a racist attack on a Chinese woman in Dublin. Speaking on the incident, WPY Secretary Eoghan Gardiner said: "There's absolutely no excuse for the attack that took place. In the video, after standing up [...]

August 15th, 2020|Comments Off on No excuse for racist attacks, say Workers’ Party Youth

Businesses should prove worker safety before receiving grants

Businesses in Kildare, Offaly and Laois should provide extensive evidence of worker safety measures prior to receiving top up grants from government, according to the Workers' Party's Éilis Ryan. Ryan was responding to an announcement by government that employers in Kildare, Offaly and Laois would receive top-up grants in addition to the July stimulus package [...]

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Businesses should prove worker safety before receiving grants

Workers’ Party considers push for nuclear power as solution to climate crisis

The Workers’ Party will launch a public consultation on nuclear power and the climate crisis, with an online debate with the Green Party scheduled to take place this Thursday August 13th. The debate coincides with the launch by the Workers’ Party of a discussion paper setting out the case in favour of nuclear power. Speaking [...]

August 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party considers push for nuclear power as solution to climate crisis

Workers’ Party calls for renationalisation of Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus along with many other employers continue to use Covid-19 as an excuse to reduce wages and conditions for workers. Aer Lingus has already cut pay during the pandemic, they have now stated that there will be a further 30% cut as well as mass redundancies. Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin North [...]

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for renationalisation of Aer Lingus