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Minister pleads inability to pay for child protection training for childcare workers

The Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to stop treating childcare workers as ‘second class educators’ and provide proper supports so that they can undertake mandatory in-service child protection training. Deputy Shortall made her call after questioning Minister Zappone in the Dáil today about the […]

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Childcare workers deserve decent pay and fair working conditions

Speaking in a Dáil debate on childcare workers today, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD called for professional pay scales to end precarity for those who look after our children. Deputy Shortall said: “We have always known the first five years are the most important in a person’s life. It is the time when the […]

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