Labour, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and the Greens – Where are their samesex employee benefits?

So Labour reintroduces the Civil Union Bill tomorrow. (Suzy has a nice post about Ciarán Cuffe rolling over, shame, I thought he was the most transparent Green but what he said today was guff) Just wondering since Labour, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and the Greens voted for the Civil Union Bill in February, whether they have policies for employees in samesex relationships? Healthcare, pension rights, you know, that kind of thing. Whatever the partner of a married staff member gets, I assume they cater for the samesex partner of a staff member too. I am positive they do, leading by example and all that. Right? Can anyone point me to any information the parties have on that? Plenty of fanboys and girls from all those named parties visit this blog so I’m sure you can root out the standard employment contracts from these parties. Or maybe some of the people in the media that dip in here now and then could put on their sleuthing caps and smoke their pipes and find out? Not those pipes, thems are for after work.

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2 Responses to “Labour, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and the Greens – Where are their samesex employee benefits?”

  1. Ianmcg says:

    I do wonder about FG

    I really do – They can’t even get simple facts right

    James Bannon TD stated this to the Dail:

    As a result of an amendment passed on a report in the House of Lords the UK’s civil partnership bill provides for close family members to register as civil partners, whether of the same sex or the opposite sex

  2. Damien says:

    Ian, since you’re a card carrying member of Labour kids, any chance you can find out if Labour will give pension rights and all of that to the partners of gay staff, were there any? Though I hear Labour haven’t got two shillings so maybe nobody gets anything :)