Brid-Smith-2a-241x300Councillor Brid Smith, People Before Profit spokesperson, has condemned the sacking of Clery’s workers as ”a blatant example of how property speculation is destroying lives.”

Dublin now ranks as the world’s leader for returns on commercial property. This has encouraged a consortium led by Deirdre Foley to clear out the troublesome staff of Clery’s  and prepare the site for a new property venture.”

Many people will condemn the manner in which workers have been treated – but then claim that ‘nothing can be done’. I disagree.”

clerysIt is time for Dublin City Council to use its powers to send a clear message that it will not tolerate mistreatment of workers.”

Cllr Brid Smith of People Before Profit is therefore placing an emergency resolution before the council to instruct the city officials to refuse any change on planning permission for Clery’s until the staff are treated fairly and their jobs restored or proper payments awarded”