Ireland - Congress of Trade Union critics low pay in accommodation, food and retail sector - June 1, 2019

Addressing the Unite trade union conference, the congress general secretary accused employers in the accommodation, retail and hospitality sectors of seeking to work low paid employees as hard as they can for as long as they can, for as little as possible. The general secretary said that as someone who sits on the Low Pay Commission where she hears all the submissions regarding whether the National Minimum Wage should be increased. At the conference the general secretary also stated that collective bargaining has a crucial role to play in ensuring economic inclusivity - as well as making it more difficult for employers to pursue a strategy of driving down pay to increase their own competitiveness.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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