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To: To the Irish Government
WAGES AND PENSIONS FREE HEALTH OVER DUE TO CHILDREN AND WOMEN
We want the Religious to pay the proper wages for the work Children had to do in these Institutions when we were supposed to be in their Care.
Manufacturing Farming and all Services operated by the Religious Orders were done without wages being paid, and pensions, yet the Clergy looked after themselves and their own welfare who paid the wages and pensions to themselves, who have great benefits in retirement homes and great care.
Since 1916 Ireland had fought for her Freedom, a Free Democratic State of Social Equality for all, SO wages and pensions must be paid for the work done by Children who were supposed to be in care.
Not to pay these over due wages and pensions should be seen as a crime against the Equality of an Irish Free State and an Insult to the great men and women who gave their lives for a Free Ireland.
Why is this important?
Because Survivors and their Children were left without Grandparents in many cases without the entire Family Unit due to the State and Religious abuse they are struggling in Poverty still to this very day. The Children and Women, like the Clergy worked for the Roman Catholic Orders.
(( Very large Dorms and very little food and old second hand clothing was not payment for Hard labour )) Neither were we "so called lucky" to have such a massive roof over our heads and less food in our stomachs to that of the Clergy staff. We like other children did the chores that was to be sufficient but we were all driven also to hard labour without any wages in payment. Considering our families were living in Poverty the Religious have a Moral Obligation to pay over due wages for the work we did as Children or is Ireland not a Free Diplomatic State of Equality?
We were supposed to be Children in care. Profits were made and the Religious have grown extremely wealthy indeed.
Equality to all in the Land of Freedom the Religious forced Children to hard labour who never paid the wage or put aside in pensions for the young five and above older children- workers who made great profits were this benefitted the very wealthy Catholic religion since the Freedom of Ireland 1916. WHY should we still suffer Such Poverty still while this Religion enjoys the benefits of our hard labour when we have not seen a penny. And our Children can loose an entire Family when a Survivor passes away.