Saturday 3 December 2016

'Profitable business should pay a decent wage'

Ged Nash

Published 08/12/2015 | 02:30

Minsiter for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Mohit Joshi, vice president at Infosys at the company’s announcement that it will create 250 new jobs over the next three years.
Minsiter for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Mohit Joshi, vice president at Infosys at the company’s announcement that it will create 250 new jobs over the next three years.

This Christmas, there are 32,100 more people in work compared to last. I am certain that they and their families are looking forward to the festive season with far more hope and optimism than they did in 2014.

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Yes of course the wages they receive will mean they can afford to spend more on their loved ones and on this year's celebrations.

Importantly they also have the dignity, pride and self-worth that comes with having a job, earning a living and leaving the dole queues behind.

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