Labour delivers on its promise of a fair ireland with JLC legislation

Deputy Alex White welcomed today’s imminent passing of the Joint Labour Committee legislation as further proof of Labour delivering on its commitment to justice and fairness.

“This legislation restoring JLCs is vital in underpinning decent pay and conditions for low paid workers.

“The constitutionality of the previous legislation may have been in question, but the principles of justice, equality and fairness underpinning the JLC system established in 1946 were never in doubt in the minds of Labour TDs. Therefore, we worked hard to see that the new legislation was brought forward as quickly as possible, and I am pleased that it is now to be enacted by the Oireachtas.

“Real reform takes time but Labour is determined to ensure that any reform is done for the benefit of all in society especially, as in this case, those on low pay who are at added risk in a recession”.