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Senator Cullinane outlines measures to help low paid workers

10 February, 2016 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane today attended spoke at a party press event to unveil measures to enhance workers rights.

Speaking at the launch Senator Cullinane outlined a range of measures which he said would be implemented by Sinn Féin in government to help low paid workers.

He said;

“Fine Gael and Labour’s term of office has been marked by a further deterioration of the rights and entitlements of workers rights.

“Low paid workers are struggling to make ends meet.  Many are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.  They have no access to healthcare or affordable childcare.

“Sinn Féin stands with these workers.

“If elected to government we will increase the minimum wage to €9.65 an hour, take 277,000 low paid workers out of the USC net, lower the PRSI contribution, link future national minimum wage increases with the cost of living and we will invest heavily in health, housing, education and childcare.

“All of this has been set out in our manifesto and in our fully costed and comprehensive documents on health, housing and childcare.

“Sinn Féin is the only party that has a full costed plan to invest in our public services and we are the only party that got its figures right. The other parties have been caught spoofing.

“If elected to government we will ease the burden on low paid workers.”

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