Press Archive

  1. Nash welcomes pay hike for almost 20,000 security workers

    Thu May 31, 2018 - 11:09 am
    Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash has welcomed the 30 cent an hour pay hike for close to 20,000 security workers across the country which will come in...
  2. Nash welcomes massive Pharma investment in Louth

    Mon Apr 30, 2018 - 12:39 pm
    Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash has welcomed the announcment of the first major Chinese biopharma investment in Ireland by WuXi Biologics that will ...
  3. Nash announces up to 100 new jobs for Drogheda

    Wed Apr 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
    Senator Ged Nash has announced the creation of up to 100 new jobs at the PCI Pharma Services facility in the Donore Industrial Estate, Drogheda.The new high containment packaging facility in the town ...
  4. Repealing the 8th Amendment is a workers’ rights issue

    Thu Apr 19, 2018 - 03:36 pm
    Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Workers’ Rights, Senator Ged Nash, has welcomed the Irish Congress of Trade Unions highlighting how important repealing the eighth amendment is for workin...
  5. ESRI report confirms minimum wage hikes do not cost jobs

    Wed Apr 18, 2018 - 01:47 pm
    Labour Party Employment and Social Affairs spokesperson, Senator Ged Nash, has welcomed the publication of ESRI research commissioned by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) which confirms that the 50 cent an...
  6. Government accused of tolerating bogus self-employment fraud

    Thu Apr 12, 2018 - 04:30 pm
    Labour Senator Ged Nash has accused the government of tolerating high levels of bogus self-employment which he says represents nothing but the perpetration of a mass fraud on the State. The Labour Par...
  7. Dawn Meats dispute shows need for clear Red Alert guidelines

    Mon Mar 12, 2018 - 01:29 pm
    Workers shouldn't have to bear the costs of closed factories and it shows the need for clear red alert guidelines for employers says Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Sen. Ged Nash, following...
  8. Labour Bill to ban Bogus Self Employment passes second stage in the Seanad

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 - 02:23 pm
    Speech by Labour Senator Ged Nash on the second stage passage of the Labour Party's Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self Employment) Bill 2018.Seanad Éireann, February 28thEmploym...
  9. Double fuel allowance for older people during cold snap

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 - 10:17 am
    Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has called for the fuel allowance to be doubled for older people this week in light of the forecast snow and freezing temperatures.Senator N...
  10. Flawed legislation must cover dodgy 'if and when' contracts- Nash

    Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 11:03 am
    New legislation aimed at improving conditions for thousands of workers in precarious employment is flawed because it fails to cover dodgy ‘if & when’ contracts.Speaking ahead of the Dáil deba...
  11. Low Pay Commission should be re-tooled to target Living Wage for all workers

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 - 02:34 pm
    Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Ged Nash, has said that the Low Pay Commission should now be re-tooled and given a target for all workers to be paid a Living Wage by 202...
  12. New legislation silent on 'if & when' contracts

    Thu Dec 7, 2017 - 03:19 pm
    Senator Ged Nash has warned that new legislation published today by Minister Regina Doherty may not in fact cover the phenomenon of ‘if & when’ contracts.Senator Nash said:“During the proce...
  13. Government foot-dragging on zero hours contracts legislation must end - Nash

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 10:47 am
    Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the Government to stop dragging its feet on legislation that would guarantee the right to a minimum range...
  14. Nash publishes Labour Bill to tackle bogus self employment

    Tue Nov 21, 2017 - 09:15 am
    Labour Employment spokesperson, Senator Ged Nash has today published a Bill to tackle bogus self-employment contracts that deny workers the same protection and entitlements as their employed colleague...
  15. Nash welcomes creation of new public sector union

    Mon Nov 20, 2017 - 01:06 pm
    Labour Party spokesperson on Employment and Workers’ Rights, Senator Ged Nash, has welcomed the amalgamation of IMPACT, Civil and Public Services Union and Public Sector Executive Union into Fórsa....