Archive for the ‘Worker’s Rights’ Category
Clare on the unilateral wind-up of the CRC pension scheme, undertaken without any consultation with staff who had paid into it all their working lives. The treatment of staff throughout has been shocking, and there are major questions around why the scheme needed to be wound up at all. Transcript below.
Deputy Clare Daly: There is something incredibly rotten around this. It has the potential to put other CRC controversies into the shade. Overnight, unilaterally and without warning, a pension scheme was shut down that loyal staff members had paid into all their working lives. Subsequent to that decision, those staff members have been unable to meet the members of the board of the CRC who have no problem going to a gala dinner in the Burlington tonight. It is absolutely reprehensible.
Clare speaking on a Labour Party private members motion on Workers’ Rights. The Labour Party presided over some of the worse attacks of working people over the last five years are unconvincing in their new found commitment to workers rights. Robust legislation is needed to protect workers and defend their right to join a Trade Union. See video below for her contribution to the debate: