Ireland - Campaign against plans to cut low wages - February 8, 2010

SIPTU, the largest affiliate of the ICTU confederation, has launched a campaign against what the union calls the government's plans to reduce the incomes of the lowest paid workers. SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Patricia King, launched a publication outlining how the government proposes to reduce the incomes of workers whose pay rates are set by Employment Regulation Orders (EROs) and Registered Employment Agreements (REAs) and also threatens to reduce the National Minimum Wage of Euro 8.65 an hour (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 January 2010).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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