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Fianna Fail betrays low-paid workers

Posted on December 01, 2010 at 03:37 PM

The proposed cut in the minimum wage was raised during Leaders' Questions by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD this morning.

"Someone who is working a 40-hour week will have their pay cut from €346 a week by €40 a week," Eamon told the House.

"Among the first who are being asked to pay the price for this bad deal are people on the lowest level of pay in the country, those at or below the national minimum wage."

Deputy Gilmore demanded the Taoiseach answer three basic questions on the plan to cut the minimum wage.

  • Will the Taoiseach confirm to the House that the cut in the national minimum wage will not save a single cent for the Exchequer?
  • Will the Taoiseach estimate what cutting the national minimum wage will cost the Exchequer?
  • Can the Taoiseach tell us who asked the Government to cut the minimum wage?

You can see Eamon's full contribution in the video and read the entire exchange on the Oireachtas website.

(The clip has been sourced from the HEAnet.)

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