SF and Unite rubbish workers’ rights declaration

SF and Unite rubbish workers’ rights declaration

Sinn Féin and the Unite trade union say the EU declaration on workers' rights that was secured by the Irish Government after the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty last year is "worse than useless".

The two groups say a 'Yes' vote in the re-run of the referendum next week will only serve to drive down pay and conditions for working people.

At a joint press conference this morning, they also claimed the only beneficiaries of Lisbon would be wealthy elites across the EU.

UNITE spokesperson Jimmy Kelly said a 'No' vote next Friday would force the EU to formulate a better deal to protect workers' rights.

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