ABOUT PAY RESTORATION

The community and voluntary sector are providing urgent services to the public. Constant pay cuts to these organisations means workers receive less and less pay for increasing productivity...

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21st September Event

Community and Voluntary Sector Pre-Budget Briefing hosted by IMPACT trade union
Pay restoration in public and private sector is already happening, and with a small number of employers in the community and voluntary sector restoring pay,
it’s essential that sector is adequately funded in order to ensure workers in the sector are not unfairly left behind.

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Worker in Homeless Services

I support this campaign because my family lives at the limit of poverty month by month and we are both professionals in the voluntary sector. Since the recession started we can’t even afford to take sick leave because this is an extra expense…


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Anonymous

I support this campaign. The chances of getting a contract at the moment are very slim so I do agency work. I have no rights to say, and I feel I am constantly walking on a tightrope in order to be given shifts.


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Anonymous

I support this campaign as I have not had an increase in wages for the past four years. I have to use my car for work and have to pay an extra sum on my insurance policy for this, this is not reimbursed…


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CRC

I support the campaign because of the difficulty I now face in meeting the cost of living. I now have to support my daughter in college in addition to all my other expenses, and when I calculated it by referring to old payslips…


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Tiglin Challenge

I have saved 10% towards a house but due to being on a section 39 contract, the bank will not approve me for a mortgage. Last year I took ill with a rare lung disease called Sarcoidosis. I was an inpatient in hospital…


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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

I have worked in the Voluntary and Community sector for almost eight years now, in that time I have lost out on seven years of increments and also had two pay cuts totalling 8%. In total a colleague working for Tusla will earn…


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