Sinn Féin Social Protection spokesperson John Brady TD has welcomed the news this evening that the JobBridge Scheme is to be scrapped and replaced.
Deputy Brady said his party has proposed and alternative to JobBridge and he will be sending it to Minister Varadkar this week for his consideration.
Speaking this evening the Wicklow TD said;
“The JobBridge Scheme is exploitative and it replaces real proper paid employment. We therefore welcome the news this evening that the scheme is to be scrapped and replaced.
“Sinn Féin has campaigned for an end to this scheme and we have put forward an alternative which would allow for tailored internship programmes with meaningful learning opportunities.
“I will be forwarding this document to Minister Varadkar this week and urging him to consider our proposal as a replacement for JobBridge