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 the praises of student nurses for a bit of good publicity, only then to vote against their interests when it matters. Do they take frontline workers for fools?” he continued.

Concluding, Gardiner said:
“Society at large has shown a deep respect for frontline workers throughout the pandemic, but it’s clearly just been lip service from the government all along.”