The Irish Trade Unions have been involved in the fightback against Border Police corruption in recent years.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (NMRTW) is the largest trade union in the Irish economy, with over 11,000 members.NMRTS chief executive Jim Higgins has been vocal about the plight of Border Police who are regularly targeted by corruption allegations.
“We know that some of the Border Police officers are involved in corruption and some of them are even members of the Government,” he said.
“They can be accused of bribery and they are accused of being involved in illegal behaviour, and that’s a problem.”
I would like to see a reduction in the use of force against the Border Patrol.
I would like them to be able to do their job with integrity.
“Mr Higgins also wants the border to be cleaned up more thoroughly, and for the border officers to be better trained.”
The Border Patrol is understaffed.
It’s a mess.
We need to make the Border a better place to work,” he told RN Breakfast.”
It’s a difficult time for the Border patrol, and I don’t think we should have to go through it.
“Mr Hickey said that he wants the Government to bring back the “three strikes” law, which would apply to any public sector employee caught breaking the law.”
Three strikes is a very important tool in our arsenal,” he added.”
What it does is it prevents police from being able to make arrests on their own without a warrant.