Minimum wage cut discriminatory
Published 02/12/2010 | 05:00
While the emphasis now has passed to the injustices being inflicted on the Irish people by the IMF/EU/ECB 'deal', the unfairness and unnecessary cut in the minimum wage has fallen off the radar.
It affects about 4pc of the workforce, the vast majority of whom have migrated here in recent years and who are visible in almost every food outlet and cafe in the country.
These workers will have no vote in the long-awaited general election and have no organised public voice to state the injustice of reducing their already measly hourly rate by €1 an hour. Thus, it can be asserted that this reduction is racist and discriminatory in nature.