Home-helps To Protest Over Cuts

Home helps from across the State will gather in Dublin’s O’Connell Street next month in protest at cuts to hours and pay, and Health Service Executive moves to privatise the home-help service.

After attending the public gallery of the Dáil during Taoiseach’s question time some 50 home helps from Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Cork and Sligo met yesterday to discuss the action.

Richard Boyd Barrett TD (People Before Profit) questioned Mr Kenny on planned cuts of 600,000 home-help hours by the end of the year.

He also addressed a meeting of home helps in a nearby hotel at which it was agreed that a “mass mobilisation” would be organised for 17 October.


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