Tesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’Dea

first_imgBusinessNewsPoliticsTesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’DeaBy Editor – February 24, 2017 741 Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleJobpath preventing people from taking workNext articleTalking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club Editor Twitter Willie O’Dea TDFianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called upon the Minister for Social Protection to ensure that no Tesco worker loses their Family Income Supplement (FIS) as a result of engaging in legal, official strike action.“There is now a very real possibility of the Department of Social Protection cutting off Tesco workers’ FIS payment as a result of them withdrawing their labour on foot of a valid industrial relations dispute,” said Deputy O’Dea.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This would be a completely unfair and mean spirited move. I believe that there is scope under the current legislation for the Minister to direct that no such decision is made.“By engaging in strike action, the workers are already seeing a reduction in their take home pay; a cut to their FIS payment will devastate families. Those potentially affected by such a decision are the ones who can afford it the least that’s why they are in receipt of FIS in the first place.”“I am calling on Minister Varadkar to confirm that his Department will not allow FIS to be cut off for Tesco workers on strike. My party is willing to facilitate an amendment to the legislation if necessary. Workers should not lose out on the double if engaged in lawful, official strike action,” concluded O’Dea. Print Tesco to further support local communities in Limerick with Community Fund donation to support services during Covid-19 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Dea criticizes new Government mortgage scheme TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeaMinister Leo Varadkartesco Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Antisocial behaviour warnings slashed in Limerick Limerick plans for Lidl halted Animal Welfare sanctuary to benefit from Tesco fund last_img

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