01 April 2010

Clondalkin Social Welfare Service Interrupted by Industrial Action - Fitzgerald

Last Thursday the public counters at Clondalkin Social Welfare Office closed for the afternoon due to industrial action, that’s according to the local Fine Gael Senator Frances Fitzgerald.

“It is deeply regrettable that the situation has come to this and that front line services are being interrupted due to public service unrest at what was fundamentally an unfair budget,” said Senator Frances Fitzgerald of the indecent.

“Many families throughout Clondalkin, Lucan and Newcastle have found themselves reliant on social welfare payments due to the current economic climate. It is very distressing to think that these people’s payments may be affected by this Fianna Fail/Green government’s inability to resolve the disputes which have led to such widespread industrial action,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

“Many families are already struggling to get by, the last thing they need is undue stress and delays in their social welfare payments, especially those who are finding it difficult to meet bills or mortgage payments,” said Frances Fitzgerald.

“I do hope that the government and the unions can come to some arrangement for the sake of the wider public,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.