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Sinn Féin to support protest against cut to minimum wage - Ferris

9 December, 2010 - by Martin Ferris TD

Sinn Féin TDs will attend this afternoon’s protest against the cut to the minimum wage outside Leinster House. The protest which is organised by a range of trade union and other groups whose members are effected will begin at 1pm as the Dáil prepares to debate the legislation required to implement the change.

Sinn Féin Workers Rights Spokesperson Martin Ferris said:

“Myself and the other Sinn Féin TDs will be supporting this protest. We will also be speaking and voting against the Emergency Financial Bill that is being introduced this afternoon to give legislative effect to the decision to cut the minimum wage and pensions for low to middle income public servants.

“I am calling on all TDs of every party who have expressed disgust at the measure, and they include Government supporters, to vote against the bill. Let the fight against the austerity programme begin with a defeat of this attack on hundreds of thousands of the lowest paid and their dependents.” ENDS

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