Ireland - Unions urge Irish Ferries to pay decent wages - February 28, 2019

Siptu, together with several other trade unions, organised a protest in the port of Dublin to draw attention to the fact that Irish Ferries portrays itself as being Irish but doesn’t pay the Irish national minimum wage. The unions urge Irish Ferries to pay decent wages. In 2006 Irish Ferries de-registered from the Irish maritime register and opted to place the company on the Cypriot register in order to navigate around the Irish national minimum wage. The demonstration was part of a European-wide trade union campaign to seek better rights and conditions for seafarers.

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