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Two tier pay structure for school secretaries must end – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said the unacceptable two tier pay structure for school secretaries cannot be allowed to continue. The Sinn Féin TD was commenting following representations made from school secretary representatives who are campaigning to address the pay discrepancies and work anomalies. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Roughly 10% of the 3,500 […]

Crowe calls on Lloyds Pharmacy to respect Labour Court decision

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has called on Lloyds Pharmacy to respect the findings of the Labour Court and implement its decision regarding union recognition for 190 workers employed at the company. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The current dispute between Mandate trade union and Lloyds Pharmacy is about pay and work conditions, […]

Ryanair’s bull-headedness responsible for strike – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, stated that the bull-headed behaviour of Ryanair’s senior managements is responsible for the strike that continues to impact negatively on tens of thousands of passengers. Pilots have resumed strike action at the company and cabin crew in several European countries are joining in on the industrial action. The Sinn […]

Crowe welcomes fair hours amendment to Employment Bill

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the passing of his party’s amendment to the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill at Committee Stage. He said the amendment will strengthen and enhance workers’ rights. Teachta Seán Crowe said: “This legislation is crucially important to protect the rights of all workers, but in particular workers […]

Workers need certainty and secure hours –Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, attending the launch of the Mandate Trade Union’s ‘Secure Hours- Better Future’ charter, described the Government’s current proposals for secure hours as not fit for purpose. The Sinn Féin TD said that these workers will still be forced to live on poverty wages and into a position where they […]

Crowe speaks in favour of trade union Access to Workplace Bill

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, spoke in favour of his party’s Right to Access Bill in the Dáil. The Sinn Féin Bill seeks to ensure that trade unions have unhindered access to their members in the workplace. Deputy Crowe said: “The large scale industrial disputes sweeping across the country show just how timely […]

Tesco’s low wage strategy will force workers onto State supports- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has accused Tesco’s senior management of behaving irresponsibly in trying to strong arm changes to work practices and wages. Tesco currently has two stores in Dublin South West. In recent weeks, Tesco has decided to take the extraordinary action of bypassing its workers’ union, Mandate, and unilaterally […]

Cuts to workplace safety funding utter madness, says Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Reacting to news that the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is being forced to drastically cut its funding to work place educational safety initiatives, Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe, criticised the Government imposed cuts as “utter madness”, and said that it will inevitably lead to more accidents. Arguing in favour of a greater roll […]

Crowe calls for Legislation to stop employers use of “tactical involvencies”

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has said that new information emerging about Dublin’s iconic store Clerys highlights the need for new legislation for workers’ rights stating that the law needs to be strengthened against tactical insolvencies as a matter of urgency. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Reports from the the High Court have suggested that […]

Ambulance and emergency delays costing lives- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, described a recent report into the National Ambulance Service as damning and unacceptable. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The National Ambulance Service is only reaching life threatening cases on time in one of every four cases, a recent report has showed, but it has a better response time […]