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Labour's workers' rights motion is the first defeat for Government

Posted on June 02, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Last night, the Dáil supported the Labour Party’s motion and said #Yes4WorkersRights. This marks the first loss for the new FG/Independent Government and the first time a Government has lost a Private Members' Motion since 1989.

We were delighted to be joined in the Dáil Gallery last night by Clerys' workers, trade unionists and Labour members old and new to see the Dáil back improving working conditions for people by introducing a living wage, tackling zero hour contracts and delivering stronger rights and protections for employees in the workplace.

The passing of our motion has shown New Politics and Labour's constructive opposition at work. We've only just begun - get involved today.


The Labour Leader Brendan Howlin TD introducing Labour's workers' rights motion to the House



Deputy Willie Penrose


Deputy Brendan Ryan


Deputy Jan O'Sullivan

Deputy Alan Kelly

Deputy Joan Burton



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