Hundreds of community workers have marched to the Department of Finance this afternoon over pay and pensions.
Healthcare assistants say they have not had a pay rise in 12 years.
They want the government to make sure services are properly funded.
Community employment supervisors are also involved in the rally because a Labour Court recommendation for them to get receive a pension has yet to be implemented.
It has been reported that 1,200 community employment scheme supervisors have been overseeing 900 state-funded services for almost 30 years but do not count as public sector workers and do not receive the state pension.
One protester in Dublin today said: “We’ve 880 approximately supervisors that have retired since this Labour Court recommendation was made in 2008.
“They went from a weekly wage down to the old age pension.”
Another protester said:
“There’s no value on us. And this thing of entering into talks every so often, every few years they enter into talks and they go nowhere .We’re fed up of it.”