Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Leaders Questions, National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

At Leaders Questions 27/05/2014 Clare asked what the government as a 25% stakeholder in Aer Lingus were going to do with regard to the 1,000 Cabin crew currently in dispute over working hours.  The company has refused to go to the Labour Court and negotiate and has instead spent company money on legal action and advertising to undermine its staff.  Click on the link below to watch:


International, Worker's Rights

imagesby Jamison Maeda

McDonald’s recently purchased a $35 million luxury jet for its corporate executives. But the life of a front line fast food worker is startlingly different to say the least.

McDonald’s Canada is being accused of forcing five Belizean workers to live in an apartment leased by McDonald’s then deducting rent from their pay checks leaving them barely enough to live on.  “Even if we leave the apartment and go rent another apartment, that McDonald’s would still deduct the rent from our salary,” one of the workers said.
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Dáil Issues, Economy, Worker's Rights

I recently asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation a number of questions regarding unemployment and Ireland’s low waged economy.
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National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Clare Daly TD, Aer Lingus worker & SIPTU shop steward fully supports the statement by concerned SIPTU activists in relation to the outrageous attempt by Aer Lingus to sue SIPTU & Union Official Dermot O’Loughlin in particular.

The decision of Aer Lingus to seek damages against SIPTU and a named official, Dermot o Loughlin, represents a major threat to the trade unions. The Minister for Finance has a 25 percent stake in the company and the government should oppose this move.
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