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Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions (14 Jul 2020)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Employment Rights

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: 13. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if his attention has been drawn to the recent decision of the courts to strike down the sectoral employment order in place for electrical workers; and if he will bring forward legislation to support and reinforce the SEO and strengthen it from further attacks of this nature. [15876/20]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Deputy O'Reilly has 30 seconds to introduce her question.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: I am sorry. I had forgotten I had 30 seconds to introduce. Gabhaim buíochas leis an gCathaoirleach Gníomhach. My question is fairly simple. It relates to the decision of the courts to strike down sectoral employment orders. I would be grateful if an Tánaiste would focus specifically on the measures he and his Department intend to take to shore up the rights of workers...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: I thank Deputy O’Reilly for this important and timely question. I congratulate her on her appointment as Sinn Féin spokesperson for enterprise trade and employment. I look forward to tangling with her for the next two and a half years. In June, the High Court found that SI 251/2019 was made outside of the powers of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015. It was also...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: That is exactly what was said when the last Fianna Fáil Government cut the minimum wage. We were told the wages of people in employment would be protected but they were not. I have absolutely no faith that, in the absence of sectoral employment orders, employers will act in the manner the Tánaiste very kindly suggested they might. I am very pleased to see that the Government will...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Leo Varadkar: The last Government and the one before it increased the minimum wage four times, having reversed the earlier cut in the minimum wage. Notwithstanding the earlier comments of the Deputy's party leader, we increased the minimum wage to one of the highest levels in the European Union and to a much higher level than that in Northern Ireland, where the Deputy's party is in power. Legislation to...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Employment Rights (14 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: The Tánaiste has outlined the difficulties. I am well aware of the difficulties regarding sectoral employment orders, registered employment agreements and employment regulation orders. As the Tánaiste said, they are open to legal action and such actions have been taken on a number of occasions. In the intervening time, what protections does an electrical worker who is due to...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: Might be.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: It is, because this is a significant expenditure stimulus of the economy. I refer to the projects that will be identified and prioritised, the key as well being the pandemic unemployment payment and the wage subsidy on which the Minister, Deputy Donohoe, has ideas. I will not give Deputy Kelly the final quantum today because that will be announced on the day and work is still under way....

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: If I have heard the Taoiseach correctly, he will have housing, health, education, Europe, Brexit and the North, the Green Party will have environment and climate change, social affairs and equality, and the Tánaiste and Fine Gael have economic recovery and investment.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: They do not have the Chairs. We chair it.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: I mean by way of chairing. We are discussing the Chairs of the committee. That is implicit. That is a strange tripartite division of labour. It seems that Fine Gael will have its fingerprints all over the economic strategy and approach of this Government. That is not something I welcome. That certainly is not something that working people across this State will welcome because they...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: I concur, as somebody who has served in government, not as long as the Taoiseach but more recently. This will not work. There will be confusion all over the place. There is no consistency. The Taoiseach will have competition between committees in respect of funding and actions and it is a recipe for disaster. I asked a number of questions which the Taoiseach ignored regarding young people...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: It is not clumsy at all; I think it will work as a structure. Having been in previous Governments, I know that co-ordination is key. In coalition Governments - this is a three-party Government - where one has regular engagement, particularly between the three leaders and also to avoid issues that may be disruptive or may cause difficulties, it will require hard work but that is needed to...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: The architect of this model of government was the Labour Party.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: Rubbish.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: It is not rubbish. I recall Deputy Howlin and the then Tánaiste, Mr. Dick Spring, won a substantial number of seats. They no longer wanted to play second fiddle to the Fine Gael party and did not go into coalition with them. They entered into coalition with Fianna Fáil and developed this idea. We are political parties, and I do not mean political in the sense that one is just...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: The Taoiseach is reaching.

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