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No excuse for employers to deny workers bare minimum wage - Kearney

9 March, 2018 - by Declan Kearney


Speaking after eight companies in the north including Tayto, Wilson's Country and Moy Park were fined for failing to pay workers the minimum wage Sinn Féin employment and worker’s rights spokesperson Declan Kearney said:

“The fact that we have major employers in north found to not be paying the minimum wage in 2018 is outrageous.

"Many low income families within what is described as the working poor struggle to survive on a minimum wage. To receive a wage packet less than what is expected by law places a further unfair burden on workers already finding it difficult to make ends meet day by day.

"There is no excuse for an employer to deny workers the bare minimum wage to which they are fully entitled. 

“Sinn Féin is committed to advancing the principle of equal pay for equal work. All employers, especially major companies should be paying their employees a living wage.”

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