A living wage is key to decency and justice in the workplace
The first defeat suffered by this Government was in relation to the rights of those who work. Back in June of 2016, the Labour Party tabled a motion on this area, and got enough support from across the house to win Dáil approval for our policies.
A good job requires a decent wage which allows a decent standard of living or better, without having to depend on State supports.
Our plan to ensure that the Government becomes a living wage employer, and to extend this requirement to those who provide services to it in onsite services such as security, cleaning and catering, will ensure that work pays, even for those on modest incomes.