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Lenihan to defend pay cuts U-turn

02/02/2010 – 07:45:15



Minister, Dr Goebbels Brian Lenihan will defend the U-turn on pay cuts for higher level civil servants to party members this evening.

Minister Lenihan will explain the reasoning behind the controversial decision to a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting.

It emerged before Christmas that Budget pay cuts to particular levels in the public service would be less severe than originally planned.

It is appalling, that this man would even have the neck to go in front of the media and try and justify this outrageous u turn

It goes to show that we the public, cannot believe a single word that this incompetent person utters /stutters

He like the vested interests s he represents, have lost all credibility

At the same time he changed the funding rules that FAS had to pay the unemployed whilst taking up the new “work placement program”

So in other words it’s all right for the fat cat senior civil servants to suck the taxpayers dry and the unemployed can go and take a hike preferably out of the country

Where are the Jobs that were promised to us during the Lisbourn 2 referendum?

source http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/ireland/lenihan-to-defend-pay-cuts-uturn-444476.html

 

Work Placement Program Follow Up

Work Placement Program Follow up.

No Pay for the Unemployed

Following up from my morning’s letter to you I now discover, senior civil servants will not bear the full brunt of the promised cuts that were announced around the last Budget by the Minister

These servants of the people will get to keep up to 14 thousand euro, how many more FAS courses could be created with this money?

How can you now justify these new adjustments robbing the unemployed of a wage for a solid days work?

The Unemployed will not just sit down and be walked all over in this manor!

We want jobs and emergency up skilling measures now not rhetoric!

Forget the minimum wage and work for nothing!

Work Placement Program (WPP)

Languishing on the Dole for the last 12 months and not in receipt of any payments (because I was self-employed) I heard about this program, and thought I would go down to the local FAS office here in Wicklow Town and enquire about this possibility for myself!

As usual I was met with the usual courtesy .The FAS officer reminded me that they were always available, no appointment was necessary and we got down to business

I wanted to know if there was a possibility I could take advantage of this program.

Cheerfully she informed me I would be eligible for this program (now we are getting places I thought!)

Then out of the blue I was told that whilst I could theoretically get a placing for up to nine months in a company, I would be working without pay for those nine months.

As I am not in receipt of any payments from the department of social welfare or FAS itself.

I would not receive any funds from these state bodies nor would I receive any payment from the company I was working for!

So we have now reached the bottom in the Irish labour market, forget the minimum wage, with the new changes to the FAS rules at the last budget in December.

Brian Lenihian now expects the unemployed to work for nothing!

The sense of injustice is just sickening, as I have worked all my life and paid my taxes and yet I see people who have not contributed to the state collect payments!

It’s almost a crime to be Irish in Ireland now! FAS may not have any more money to pay

For the training and up skilling of the unemployed as a result of their incompetence

And questionable financial practices.

I appeal to the minster concerned to ratify this obvious abuse of the Unemployed and I call on all TD’s to demand that this practice be immediately revoked

I particularly call on the local TD’s for my area, to publicly show their support for the unemployed of Wicklow and support this petition.

Liz McManus TD liz.mcmanus@oireachtas.ie,

Joe Behan TD joe.behan@oireachtas.ie

Andrew Doyle andrew.doyle@finegael.ie

Billy Timmins billy.timmins@oireachtas.ie

Dick Roche dick.roche@oireachtas.ie


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