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Sinn Féin welcomes Living Wage of €12.30 an hour – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, today welcomed the new Living Wage rate of €12.30 per hour for 2019 and said that the government needs to lead by example and introduce this living wage to many of its own low paid employees. The Sinn Féin TD said a Living Wage is needed to ensure workers […]

Government freeze on home help hours makes no sense – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has criticised the government’s decision to freeze home help hours and said the decision makes no budgetary sense. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking after his party’s motion challenging the government and the HSE’s targeting of home help hours to cut or freeze passed in the Dáil this afternoon. […]

Government caused the health service strike, they now must act to end it – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the government to engage meaningfully with striking health service workers and implement the recommendations of the 2017 job evaluation scheme. The Sinn Féin TD visited the picket line outside Tallaght University Hospital this morning to extend his solidarity to the striking workers. Deputy Seán Crowe said: […]

Crowe welcomes introduction of Bill to tackle bogus self-employment

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the introduction of a Sinn Féin Bill to tackle bogus self-employment. The Sinn Féin TD said that many workers are being pressured into bogus self-employment contracts in a wide variety of sectors including in the media, arts, and construction sectors. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) […]

Government action needed to avoid planned hospital strike – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has warned that the planned 24-hour strike on 20 June by 10,000 hospital workers, including staff in Tallaght University Hospital, will undoubtedly have a significant and serious impact on the provision of services. The Sinn Féin TD called on the government to engage in meaningful talks with the workers […]

Government must intervene to reverse the freeze in Home Help hours

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West, Seán Crowe, has said that the Government must intervene to reverse the freeze in Home Help hours. Crowe said that this freeze makes no budgetary sense as it costs €5,964 per week to care for someone in an acute hospital bed, while it costs just €160 per week […]

Crowe welcomes passage of Tips Bill in the Seanad

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the agreement of the Seanad on legislation that would make it illegal for an employer to withhold, deduct, or demand the return of a tip from an employee without a lawful excuse, despite opposition from Fine Gael The Bill, introduced by Crowe’s Sinn Féin colleague, Senator Paul […]

Crowe believes apprenticeships scheme needs to be expanded

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the government to increase the number of people undertaking apprenticeships, not just to give young people more tertiary education options but also to equip Ireland with the skilled workers needed for growing and emerging industries. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking after the launch of the […]