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Monday, 22 November 2010

Irish unions reject cut in minimum wage‏

Trade unions in crisis ridden Ireland have rejected Government proposals to cut the minimum wage from €8.65 per hour to €7.65 per hour. ICTU General Secretary David Begg said he was “taken aback” and that “it is an extraordinary thing that the first target in this crisis happens to be the most vulnerable. There needs to be some threshold of decency below which they shouldn’t go,”  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/
 Ahead of the December 7 Irish budget, ICTU are organising a national demonstration in Dublin on Saturday 27 November.