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Call for Taoiseach to denounce Irish Ferries' rejection of Labour Court Recommendations

15 November, 2005


Sinn Féin Workers Rights spokesperson Arthur Morgan has called on the Taoiseach to make a statement denouncing the rejection by Irish Ferries of the Labour Court recommendation.

Speaking in the Dáil today Deputy Morgan called for an adjournment of the Dáil in order for the Taoiseach to make a statement "denouncing the rejection by Irish Ferries of the Labour Court recommendation which found that the company should honour the employment agreement reached with the SIPTU and the Seaman's union last year."

He went on to say, "In light of the rejection by, Irish Ferries, of the Labour Court recommendations the Government must accept that there is an increased onus on it to work for the introduction of a Ferries Directive to protect workers on board ferries from exploitation by unscrupulous employers such as Irish Ferries." ENDS

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