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Government Bill falls far short in protections for low paid precarious workers

The government’s Bill for employees with insecure contracts does not go far enough to protect precarious workers and will allow their exploitation to continue, the Social Democrats co-leader Roisin Shortall TD said today. Deputy Shortall said the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 contained significant loopholes that could be exploited by employers to undermine job security […]

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Childcare workers deserve decent pay and fair working conditions

Speaking in a Dáil debate on childcare workers today, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD called for professional pay scales to end precarity for those who look after our children. Deputy Shortall said: “We have always known the first five years are the most important in a person’s life. It is the time when the […]

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