Press Archive

  1. Fine Gael pension pledge has zero credibility

    Sun Jan 12, 2020 - 03:49 pm
    Labour spokesperson on Social Protection Sen. Ged Nash today accused Fine Gael of auction politics on pensions and contrasted the promise with what they did this year in Budget 2020.Senator Nash said:...
  2. 1.5% pay rise offer an insult to school secretaries

    Mon Dec 9, 2019 - 04:10 pm
    Labour’s Employment Spokesperson Ged Nash has described a 1.5% pay rise offered by the Department of Education & Skills to school secretaries as “insulting and derisory”.He said;“School se...
  3. Labour Bill to reform how wages are set in low paid sectors

    Tue Nov 26, 2019 - 12:18 pm
    A Labour Party Bill designed to reform the way wages are set in low paid sectors of the economy will be debated in the Seanad tomorrow.The Industrial Relations (Joint Labour Committees) Bill 2019 seek...
  4. Rescources must be retained in Drogheda area to beat gangs

    Tue Nov 5, 2019 - 11:40 am
    Labour Senator in Louth & East Meath Ged Nash has called for Garda resources to be retained and increased in the wake of the latest incident linked to the ongoing Drogheda feud.A 39-year-old man w...
  5. Decision to block Minimum Wage increase should be reversed

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 02:45 pm
    Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Sen. Ged Nash has called on the Government to reverse their decision to block an increase in the minimum wage and proceed with a 30 cent...
  6. Budget fails Social Welfare Recipients and those on Low Incomes

    Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 02:17 pm
    Labour spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Senator Ged Nash has blasted the Government and Fianna Fáil for failing in Budget 2020 to support those on low and fixed incomes.No inc...
  7. FG threat to delay minimum wage hike a kick in the teeth for low paid workers

    Mon Oct 7, 2019 - 01:53 pm
    Responding to reports that the planned National Minimum Wage increase to €10.10 is to be deferred to March, Labour Party Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ged Nash, has accused Fine Gael of ...
  8. 4 day week campaign gains momentum

    Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 01:23 pm
    Commenting from the UK Labour Party Conference, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash, has welcomed the British Labour Party’s proposals on a four day working week. Senator Nash sai...
  9. Token measures on bogus self-employment not enough

    Mon Jul 15, 2019 - 02:33 pm
    Labour Employment Affairs spokesperson Sen. Ged Nash has called on Minister Regina Doherty to do more than token gestures to tackle bogus self-employment but instead change the law to make employment ...
  10. Government struggles to meet their own minimum wage target

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 - 10:06 am
    Senator Ged Nash, who set up the statutory Low Pay Commission (LPC) said the government is struggling to meet its own Programme for Government target of a national minimum wage of €10.50 by the time...
  11. National Minimum Wage should be transformed into a living wage

    Wed Jul 3, 2019 - 10:28 am
    Reacting to the Living Wage Ireland 2019 update, Labour Party spokesperson on Employment Affairs, Senator Ged Nash, has called on the Government to take calls to meaningfully increase the minimum wage...
  12. Time for stronger collective bargaining and trade union laws

    Tue Jul 2, 2019 - 05:27 pm
    The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Workers’ Rights, Senator Ged Nash has echoed the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s call for stronger collective bargaining and trade union legislation in Ireland...
  13. Nash hosts Leinster House briefing for health workers

    Tue Jun 18, 2019 - 04:28 pm
    Statement by The Labour Party Senator Ged Nash today hosted a briefing in Leinster House with SIPTU health service workers who will be on strike on Thursday.Speaking after the cross-party briefin...
  14. PODIATRY PATIENTS LEFT HANGING BY HSE – NASH

    Mon Jun 17, 2019 - 11:54 am
    Senator Ged Nash has said hundreds of podiatry patients in Drogheda have been ‘left hanging in the wind’ by the HSE as the podiatry clinic in the Boyne Primary Care Centre sees its days of operati...
  15. NASH WELCOMES PAY RISE FOR SECURITY WORKERS

    Sun Jun 2, 2019 - 11:29 am
    Senator Ged Nash said all contract security workers must be paid a legal minimum hourly rate of pay of €11.65 per hour from the 1st June, up from €11.35.He explained;“I introduced new laws where...
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