STOP DRAG­GING HEELS ON RIGHTS

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

THE Gov­ern­ment must stop drag­ging its feet on planned new laws to give work­ers on “if & when” con­tracts more cer­tainty over their hours.

In 2015, I pub­lished re­search and rec­om­men­da­tions de­signed to re­form pre­car­i­ous work and un­cer­tain hours.

It ap­pals me to see so many hard­work­ing peo­ple go­ing to bed on a Sun­day not know­ing how many hours they will work that week.

We have been told re­peat­edly re­forms are on the way, yet all we see is de­lay. Im­prove­ments are wel­come but I pre­dict Fine Gael will only go as far as the em­ployer bod­ies are pre­pared to al­low.

We en­dorse Man­date’s Se­cure Hours = Bet­ter Fu­ture and back the calls for laws that will en­sure a thresh­old of de­cency in work­places.

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