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Tóibín welcomes registration of agreement between employers and contract cleaners

3 February, 2012 - by Peadar Tóibín TD


Tóibín welcomes registration of agreement between employers and contract cleaners

Peadar Tóibín TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, today (Friday) welcomed the registration of an agreement between contract cleaners and employers.
Peadar Tóibín said: “I want to congratulate SIPTU and the workers who campaigned long and hard to ensure their rights were protected.
“Contract cleaners are some of the most vulnerable employees. The registration of an agreement to safeguard pay and conditions between them and their employers is a positive step forward and is to be welcomed.
“This agreement has been struck at a time when the media has reported cases of severe exploitation of vulnerable and low-paid workers and when some sections of the business community seem intent to further erode their rights, pay and conditions.
“This agreement demonstrates the benefits to employees and employers of protections offered by the JLC system. It demonstrates that responsible employers have nothing to fear from robust legislation on workers’ rights.
“I hope that the government recognises this and will strengthen the safeguards in the legislation currently being discussed on JLC workers and agency staff. “Our economic growth cannot and will not be built on diminishing the rights of low paid and vulnerable workers.”
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