Wednesday 17 January 2018

We can't allow workers to be taken advantage of as the recovery kicks in - Ged Nash ahead of Dunnes Stores rally

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash
Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash

Ged Nash

I'm very conscious that far too many workers go to bed on a Sunday night knowing when the next bill is due, but not knowing if their pay packet will contain enough to pay it.

Many of these workers are on low or zero-hour contracts, so their employer can change the hours that they work on a week-to-week basis.

How can a family plan for their immediate needs, never mind the future, when they have no guarantees of what income they will have? How can you organise childcare? And, let's face it, the majority of workers facing these types of precarious working hours are women.

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