Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tug of war being played out in public between coalition partners on minimum wage – FF

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Dara Calleary TD has accused the Government of jeopardising workers’ pay by proposing plans to introduce a system to allow for the reduction of the minimum wage.  The measure is contained in the Department of Finance’s submission to the Low Pay Commission, which exposes serious internal differences between Fine Gael and Labour policy on the national minimum wage. Deputy Calleary commented, “It appears that the Government’s internal wranglings over the national minimum wage are now being played out in the public arena.  Ministers Noonan and Bruton have come out warning of risks if the rate is increased while the Tánaiste has previously […]

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Minister’s remarks an insult to jobseekers – FF

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– Out of touch Govt tries to blame unemployed people for its own failures – Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has described comments by the Finance Minister that some people are ‘allergic to work’ as extremely insulting and offensive to those who are genuinely trying to get back into the workforce. Deputy Calleary commented, “Michael Noonan’s comments were not only arrogant and rude, they were ironic.  The fact of the matter is this Government has done little to improve working conditions for low and middle earning workers.  Ministers have concentrated their efforts on attracting foreign direct investment while failing to adopt measures to help small and medium businesses […]

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