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ICTU encourage people to have their say on sick pay

Nov 16 2020, 11:16    ICTU

Responding to the launch of the public consultation on plans to guarantee all workers a right to sick pay, Irish Congress of Trade Unions General Secretary Patricia King said: “It took a pandemic to expose the big failings in how we protect workers against loss of income, the lack of a legal entitlement to sick pay from an employer being one of the most glaring examples.” “Unlike workers in nearly all European countries, workers in Ireland have no legal right to sick pay. Sick …


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