Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: From the Seanad
We could have brought forward our Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill. Our impression, when the Minister left the House that summer's evening, was that she was going to bring forward a Bill. She has been talking about that for ages. Even before this Bill, there was talk of a bogus self-employment Bill. I do not know why the Minister has not done that. It has been posed here that we are delaying a vital piece of workers' legislation by putting forward and protecting the rights of other workers. It should not be posed that way. The Minister could have brought forward any legislation in the past five months and we would have happily taken this amendment out of the Bill. That is the point.
We did not have consultation or communication with any union on this, nor did People Before Profit. I do not know who contacted Deputy O'Dea.