People Before Profit joined hundreds of community and healthcare workers in Dublin today on a march for better pay and conditions. The march was organised by SIPTU, FORSA and the INMO as part of ICTU, and involved community and health care workers from organisations such as Rehab group, Inclusion Ireland, Local Employment Services and Jobs Clubs.
PBP Employment Rights spokesperson, Paul Murphy TD, attended the protest and pledged his party’s complete support to the workers:
“These workers provide crucial supports and care in our communities, but they do not get the respect or pay that they deserve. During the pandemic many of these workers went above and beyond the call of duty. Yet many lack even basic entitlements such as sick pay and a pension scheme, and the government is refusing to properly engage with them.
“People Before Profit are marching with the workers today to show our support for their escalating campaign, up to and including industrial action if needs be, to get the government to give these workers the pay and recognition they deserve.”