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where were you Mr.Begg?

ICTU accuses Govt of ‘failing’ unemployed

Saturday, 1 May 2010 11:15

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has accused the Government of ignoring the jobs crisis, and failing the 435,000 people currently out of work.

In a May Day statement, ICTU General Secretary David Begg said Government inaction had ensured that long-term unemployment and emigration were central features of Irish life again.

Mr Begg said the entire apparatus of Government seemed ‘uttery transfixed’ by the banking crisis, while those who had lost their jobs had seen their benefits cut.

‘There appears to be a bottomless pit for the senior bankers that caused this mess – and the jobless are told to wait in line, literally,’ he said.

‘For there to be any sense of justice or of a burden being shared, Government must move with urgency to give the Jobs Crisis equal billing with the banking crisis,’ he added

 

Comment Mr.Begg

First you should get your figures right the total number of unemployed is not 435,000

You just took this number from the government’s doctored figures!

The real figures is more like 650,000 people plus 120,000 on useless FAS courses,

Of which when finished will only dump these unfortunate people back on to the Dole queues!

The Government figures do not give the up to date numbers. They do not count people who are unemployed but do not receive the jobseekers allowance. In other words if you are in receipt of some other payment you are not included in the Dole stats,

You are not in the same stats if you were self-employed and are now unemployed (Like me)

There are approximately 65 thousand of such persons, that’s without counting the already 65,000 that have left the country

Then we come to the “Students” that are now back to education (Mature) approx 27,000 in all not to mention the 53,000 that will be available for work and have no jobs to go to when they finish at the end of may (this school year)

 

Where have you and your Unions concern for the Unemployed been all this time (the last two years)

While the government have been dumping billions into the bankrupt toxic banks you and the other unions in this state have been more concerned with your own union members pay while the unemployed have had to undergo in some cases a 50% deduction

The once self employed (approx 65 thousand people) have been just dumped on to the scrapheap

With no entitlements of any kind given to them!

I belong to this group and after 27 years of paying my taxes and prsi and the levies for myself and my staff (up to 8 persons) I too have found myself without any support of any kind.

Where was your concern when we needed it?

Your expression of concern for the unemployed ring hallow to all 565,000 thousand of us

your outburst smacks of self interests!

we need Jobs not waffle!

Unemployed unite and take to the streets !


 

we need reform now!

The current Irish Government are responsible for the financial disaster the country is in,
With the establishment of NAMA the Government is trying to socialize the enormous losses that the Banks and their Developer buddies have encored.
Corruption is rife and now a new monster burocratic system is being created, where X politicians will have jobs for life and the same corrupt developers will be able to manipulate the housing market all over again
While the people are being robbed of their homes, savings, pensions, and education for their children, that same gangsters are running the country
This has to stop!
Join the CAB to-day and get things moving
Come on! Get active in your own area now!
We as a country need new faces and not the same old tired faces that have being around using the system to suite themselves.

Fresh thinking needed to cut growing dole queues

Comment on David Mc Williams latest posting on his blog http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2010/03/10/fresh-thinking-needed-to-cut-growing-dole-queues

David,

I would like to point out one flaw in your posting (FAS.  WPP )(Work placement program)

“FAS has a scheme where young graduates can join companies for up to nine months to gain work experience on no pay, but they retain their unemployment benefits. This scheme should not be limited to young people. It should be open to all the unemployed.

Retraining is what is needed here and it can be done at a fraction of the cost by unleashing this programme to make it as open as possible. For instance, the scheme is restricted to companies of between 10 and 20 employees, which can hire only two additional staff on this basis. If the company can take on five people instead of two, why hold it back?

The Flaw is at the moment there are about 35 thousand (at least) previous (Self-employed persons)

Who are not in receipt of the Dole (jobs-seekers allowance) and if they were to take up this scheme they would be expected to work in these companies for nothing!

Don’t you think they should at least they should get the equivalent of the jobseekers allowance?

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