Labour TDs to raise wage rate concerns with Howlin

Labour Party TDs are to raise the controversy on sectoral wage rate cuts with the Minister for Public Sector Reform, Brendan Howlin, at a parliamentary party meeting this week.

16th April, 2011

Labour Party TDs are to raise the controversy on sectoral wage rate cuts with the Minister for Public Sector Reform, Brendan Howlin, at a parliamentary party meeting this week.

It follows signals of a quid pro quo in the EU/IMF deal between the government’s reinstatement of the minimum wage and reductions for sectoral workers governed by wage setting bodies.

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Richard Bruton, last week said that...

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