Statement by Claiming Our Future (COF) on the lowering of the minimum wage. COF is asking people to support a 'Save the Minimum Wage' demonstration at the Dail on Thurs 9 Decembed at 1pm. It also asks people to sign petition against lowering the minimum wage by clicking here
It appears that the government, in what can only be considered as a deeply undemocratic and unjust move, will attempt to legislate for a €1 cut to the minimum wage over the coming days. This will most likely happen in the form of an amendment tacked on to legislation such as the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No.2) Bill, the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No.2) Bill or other legislation to be rushed through in the coming days.
The manner in which the cut to the minimum wage is apparently to be legislated for is seriously flawed and undermines democratic principles of accountability and process. Rushing a decision by including this in other legislation will deny TDs the right to properly consider and debate this critical issue.Add a comment