Mick Wallace has been listening to constituents' fears about the future of education for their children
A major cause for concern for many parents in Wexford has been the planned cuts to primary education. With a view to that, we organised a meeting in Ferrycarrig on Monday 9 May and invited parents to air their grievances and also explore the prospect of a united protest to highlight the unfairness of the cuts which will affect all children in the relevant schools, and sadly the most vulnerable in particular. Concerns range from the loss of Resource Teachers for Travellers, Learning Support Teachers, Language Support Teachers, and SNAs, as well as the anger regarding the introduction of a €200 bus charge for children within two miles of the school. It amounts to a lot of discontent, a lot of children and a lot of unfairness. Is our new coalition government likely to prove better at looking after the interests of big business rather than those of the citizens, just like the last government?
I got an opportunity to challenge Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Richard Bruton on whether he will vote for the adoption of an International Labour Organisation Convention on domestic workers’ rights.Add a comment