Workers in the community and voluntary sector care for our most vulnerable and help keep communities going.
We’re in the middle of the worst cost of living crisis in memory, and these workers are fighting for pay parity. These workers are being paid much less than equivalent staff in the HSE and other State bodies.
They deserve pay parity. Equal pay for an equal day’s work. It is the State that has ultimate responsibility for pay rates in these organisations, and it must stop passing the parcel.
It’s long past time that pay scales were aligned on an equitable basis with staff in the HSE and other voluntary agencies doing the same job.