Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cutbacks to CE places reversed

Volunteers, workers and SIPTU mounted a successful campaign to have cuts to Community Employment Schemes reversed. At a time of rising unemployment, the Schemes need to be expanded if anything. €10m was due to be cut. Thankfully, the CE schemes will survive for now. Read the full story in the Irish Times report

Community questions on RTE's Prime Time

David Connolly, Siptu's Community Branch President, debated the decline in support for communities from Government with Minister of State John Curran, on June 11th on RTE's Prime Time. Click here to watch (may require broadband).


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