Online petition aims to stop cuts to minimum wage

10 Dec 2010

The Dáil is due to pass legislation cutting the minimum wage by €1 an hour today, but that isn’t sitting well with members of the public who are trying to prevent the cuts by signing an online petition.

The petition, at the Claiming our Future website, says signature and comments will be sent to TDs and will be publicly presented to the Dáil by a delegation of workers who are paid the minimum wage.

The The Financial Emergency Measures Bill would reduce the minimum wage to €7.65 an hour.

The potential passing of the legislation comes after Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announced €6bn of spending cuts and tax measures in his Budget speech earlier this week.

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