Union urges Govt to appoint Cabinet Minister for Labour Affairs

Union urges Govt to appoint Cabinet Minister for Labour Affairs

The Government is being asked to appoint a Minister for Labour Affairs to the Cabinet.

The National Union of Journalists will make the call at a conference in Croke Park today.

The NUJ said the official commemoration of the 1913 Lock-Out will be remembered as a "hypocritical charade" if the Government commitment to publish legislation on collective bargaining is not honoured by the end of this year.

The union is also calling for a Minister for Labour Affairs of Cabinet rank to give greater priority to the rights of workers.


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