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Critical That Low Paid Workers Are Protected From Employer Reprisals – ICTU

Addressing the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on legislation establishing the Low Pay Commission, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Social Affairs Officer Esther Lynch stated that it was ‘critical that workers who gave evidence to the Low Pay Commission “are protected from possible employer reprisals. It is unacceptable that workers could be [threatened] – of having their hours of work reduced, for example – if they give evidence regarding their own situation”.

ICTU told the Dáil Committee that low paid workers are more likely ‘”to suffer from a range of unfair employment practices” that adversely affects their ability to earn a living’.

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