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Justice, Transport Tourism and Sport

Response to Assistant Commissioner’s Internal Review (“the Internal Review”) and Garda Professional Standards Unit report (“GPSU Report”) regarding the Penalty Points Controversy & Garda Malpractice

Mick Wallace TD, Luke Ming Flanagan TD, Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins TD
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Justice, Transport Tourism and Sport

Last night Clare Daly T.D highlighted issues surrounding the credibility of the report into allegations of malpractice relating to penalty point terminations.  This was in stark contrast to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s view that the report would ensure “the maximum transparency possible” regarding “any investigation into allegations made”.
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Public Transport

May
2013
14

Dáil Work, Leaders Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

Clare raises questions about the continued subsidizing of private companies while running down public sector wages and conditions with regard to bus workers.

Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Minister Varadkar’s threat to increments a clear signal that public service workers must ready themselves for fresh battles

Union leaders who sold Croke Park deal to members on the basis it would protect pay must now be held to account by members

“The attack on increments by Minister Varadkar should not be interpreted by public service workers as a solo run but an early warning that they have fresh battles on their hands.

“Likewise on the issue of allowances and core pay it is clear that all the cuts and job losses forced on the public service workforce thanks to the Croke Park agreement has not bought in return (as was promised by the leaders of some unions) the protection of those remaining in their jobs from further attacks.

“Time and again since the crisis began the trade union leadership, particularly in SIPTU and IMPACT have told their members in the public service to accept cuts like the pensions levy, the pay cuts of 2010 and subsequently Croke Park implying on each occasion that they would be left alone thereafter.

“The Socialist Party and ULA stands out against the vilification of public sector workers by the political establishment and right wing media. Every attack on the take home pay of public servants has actually furthered the economic crisis by taking money out of the pockets of predominantly low and middle income workers with a knock on impact on the private sector which is obvious to most people but not Minister Varadkar.

“The lesson should be learned by everybody that whatever we might give up in terms of pay, conditions, new tax impositions and welfare cuts it will never be enough for this government and the boss class. Therefore there should be no further avoiding of a determined fight to protect what we have.”