Press Archive

  1. Wage scheme must be changed to better protect low-paid workers

    Mon Apr 6, 2020 - 12:02 pm
    Labour Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ged Nash TD, has said the Government must amend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) to address the perverse situation where many l...
  2. We can't go back to business as usual post-Covid19

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm
    I welcome this opportunity to place this statement on the record of the House.My first thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have sadly passed away.If this crisis has done anything, it has put...
  3. EU must step up to support workers and a swift recovery

    Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 01:13 pm
    Responding to the latest live register figures, Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD,  has reiterated calls for an EU “unemployment reinsurance scheme” to support a swift...
  4. Nash raises concerns about physical distancing on construction sites

    Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 04:52 pm
    Labour Party Employment Affairs spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has expressed deep concern that all construction sites are allowed to remain open during this public health crisis.Deputy Nash said:“I am e...
  5. Gas and electricity companies should be mindful of peoples' ability to pay

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 - 01:03 pm
    Labour Louth TD Ged Nash has called on utility companies to pass on drops in gas and oil prices to domestic customers in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and to reduce charges where possible.Deputy N...
  6. Retail workers need protection and respect

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 - 11:40 am
    Labour spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection, Ged Nash T.D, has said it’s important that retail workers at the coalface of ‘panic buying’ in shops and supermarkets are protected in th...
  7. National Minimum Wage should increase to €11.25/hr in 2021

    Fri Mar 6, 2020 - 01:07 pm
    The Labour Party has set out plans to increase the National Minimum Wage next year to €11.25 (up from €10.10) and formally link the rate to two-thirds of median hourly earnings.These are some of t...
  8. Pension Provision for CE Supervisors is Government’s Duty

    Fri Feb 14, 2020 - 10:31 am
    Ged Nash, Labour TD for Louth, spoke out in support of Community Employment Supervisors who are on strike today.Deputy Nash said: “Labour supports the strike action by CE supervisors today. While we...
  9. For Better Pay and Job Security

    Mon Jan 27, 2020 - 10:05 am
    Labour Party Employment spokesperson Ged Nash outlined Labour’s proposals for better pay and job security including a real living wage, a right to trade union representation in the workplace, flexib...
  10. GRA claims on armed back up must be answered urgently

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 - 08:43 am
    Labour General Election candidate for Louth, Senator Ged Nash has said claims made by the Garda Representative Association that Gardai were waiting hours for armed back up in Drogheda last week must b...
  11. Government abusing taxpayer’s money on glorified election ads

    Sun Jan 19, 2020 - 10:25 am
    An expensive advertisement on the front page of today’s Sunday Business Post promoting the February 1st rise in the National Minimum Wage is nothing more than a glorified election ad from FG, paid f...
  12. 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:...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...