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Sinn Féin seeks cast iron commitment from Labour on pay of lowest earners

29 May, 2011


Reacting to Eamon Gilmore’s interview on RTÉ’s This Week programme today, in which he indicated his commitment to reform of the Joint Labour Committee system, Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has called on the Labour Party leader to give a cast iron commitment that the lowest earners will not have their pay cut.

Deputy Tóibín said:

“There are real and very serious fears out there that any review of the Joint Labour Committee system will result in the lowest earners once again taking a hit.

“Sinn Féin will oppose any such move and I am calling on Eamon Gilmore to give a cast iron commitment that the pay of the lowest earners will not be cut as a result of the review which he has committed to today.” ENDS

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