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‘Executive must legislate to end exploitation of workers’ – Murphy | News in Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has said a new Executive must legislate to protect workers from exploitation.

 

'Executive must legislate to end exploitation of workers' - Murphy | News in Newry - newry newspaper

 

The Slieve Gullion councillor and Sinn Féin’s local spokesperson on workers’ rights explains, “We need an Executive formed now to legislate to end bogus self-employment which has been used to deny workers their rights over pay, holidays and working hours.

“The latest example of exploitation was laid bare by reports revealing that a number of marketing companies were registering staff as self-employed to deny minimum wages, leaving some workers earning less than 80p an hour over three months.

“This treatment of workers is shameful.

 


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“And I have written to Invest NI to get information on whether it had given business support to companies abusing workers in this way.

“Sinn Féin wants an end to bogus self-employment.

“And that is why we are developing legislation to protect workers from bogus self-employment practices.

“The DUP should end its boycott of the Executive so we can tackle this and ensure workers are guaranteed legal protections on pay, hours and leave entitlements.”

 


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