Saoradh Statement – Varadkar Attacks Workers Rights! – Saoradh Nuacht

Blueshirt heir-apparent Leo Varadkar has indicated that should he become the new head of the 26 County administration, one of his main priorities will be to attack public sector workers, by removing their right to strike for better conditions and pay.

This is a further attack on the working class while Fine Gael, assisted by Fianna Fail, continue to implement austerity that sees many Irish people living in abject poverty.

Speaking following today’s revelations that Leo Varadkar plans to attack the rights of workers, Saoradh Dublin Spokesperson Naoise Condren, said;

“As a revolutionary, socialist republican organisation, Saoradh will support and assist workers who resist attempts to restrict their ability to organise, mobilise and fight back against the failed neoliberal policies embraced by the Leinster House “elite”.

It is quite clear to those of us on the Left, that no matter who is the leader of Fine Gael they will always follow policies that reward the gombeen elite to the detriment of hard working Irish citizens.

Some questions Leo should answer include:

Will Fine Gael stop giving away billions of euro in natural resources for free?

Will Fine Gael recoup the tax multinational companies such as Apple have hoarded while using Ireland as a tax haven?

Will Fine Gael renegotiate the unjust bank debt forced on the Irish tax payer?

Will Fine Gael stop gifting lucrative state contracts to individuals like Denis O’Brien?

Will Fine Gael disband the most corrupt ‘police force’ in Europe?

James Connolly spoke of partition when it was proposed stating; “the betrayal of the national democracy of industrial Ulster would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish Labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements whilst it endured.”

It seems Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael, plan to celebrate the centenary of partition by further attacking and oppressing the Irish working class.

22/5/17