Ireland -Restoration of wage-setting mechanisms pleaded -November 11, 2014

The trade union confederation ICTU has called for the restoration of wage-setting mechanisms in key sectors of the economy such as construction, in order to halt the race to the bottom in wages and standards and to restore some protection for workers’ livelihoods.

The trade union confederation ICTU has called for the restoration of wage-setting mechanisms in key sectors of the economy such as construction, in order to halt the race to the bottom in wages and standards and to restore some protection for workers’ livelihoods. Addressing the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation the ICTU stated that it is necessary to bring back some balance for workers in these sectors, as the absence of wage-setting mechanisms has seen wages and standards undermined.

English: http://www.ictu.ie/download/pdf/reponse_to_joint_committee ...  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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