Richard Boyd Barrett TD raises fresh revelations of contact tracers not being paid by recruitment company with Taoiseach in Dáil today
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett today in the Dáil raised fresh revelations that 15 contact tracers, employed on behalf of the HSE in UCD by CPL, have not been paid for four weeks despite being on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.
The TD described the CPL contracts for contact tracers “crappy” and suggested that the government were trying to fight Covid-19 on the basis of “cheap labour and gross exploitation.”
Deputy Boyd Barrett who recently exposed that CPL had previously issued zero-hour contracts to contact tracers, referred also to another group of recently employed contact tracers who were not paid until eight weeks after the commenced employment.
He said that such treatment of contract tracers who are absolutely vital in the fight against Covid 19 was an “outrage” and asked Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD what he intended to do about it.
The Taoiseach responded by asking the Deputy to send him on the details of the issue.