Sinn Féin’s Banded Hours Scheme to be made law in March – David Cullinane TD
Sinn Féin spokesperson, David Cullinane TD today welcomed the passing of the Employment (Miscellaneous) Bill in the Seaned this afternoon, saying that Sinn Féin’s amendments on banded hours strengthened the bill and will have a significant effect on the lives of thousands of workers.
Deputy Cullinane said:
“I am pleased that Sinn Féin’s amendments to the Miscellaneous bill have been accepted by both the Dáil and the Seanad.
“The push to get banded hours into legislation started with Sinn Féin when we first moved a bill in 2014.
“I moved a similar bill in 2016 that really put the issue on the agenda.
“The current bill has two critical amendments from Sinn Féin in it.
“The first is the banded hours scheme, the second is the 12 month look-back period for qualification for the bands.
“These will have a significant and positive affect on the working lives of thousands of precarious and low-paid workers.
“The next move is to tackle bogus self-employment and the need to have additional hours allocated to workers.
“I will be bringing forward legislation in the new year to tackle these issues."