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Decent and balanced pay rises are long overdue in this state – Cullinane

15 August, 2016 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin spokesperson for Workers’ Rights David Cullinane said today that the minimum wage has to be increased and that any government row back on this issue will be strongly resisted by Sinn Fein.

The Waterford TD said:

“Decent and balanced pay rises are long overdue in this state. We have thousands of people on precarious working hours earning minimum wage while struggling to cover childcare, housing, health and education costs.

“The Low Pay Commission’s recent report recommended a paltry 10c rise in the minimum wage, a finding that was not accepted by all the members of the Commission.

“Yet, even this anaemic rise is apparently to be rejected by the Government, which remains beholden to strong lobbyists that are completely out of touch with the very realities of ordinary people.

“The burden of saving this state fell disproportionally on low to middle income workers.

“It is about time they started to experience some alleviation for their efforts.” 

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