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Joan Collins TD – Workers Told Wait, While Those At The Top Benefit

Workers Told Wait, While Those At The Top Benefit

The government will not implement the minimum wage increase proposed by the Low Pay Commission. The proposed increase is 30 cent an hour. Someone unlucky enough to work 40 hours a week on the minimum wage would get an additional €12 per week.

Yet, while I did not take it, the Government was able to grant in increase of €1,600 annually to Deputies, Senators and higher public servants. That is all no problem at all. Everybody at the top benefits and is protected. However, those on the minimum wage, who most need it, are told they can wait.

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Urgency Needed For Child Maintenance Payments – Joan Collins TD

There are 218,817 lone parent families living in Ireland. The proportion is among the highest in Europe. The most recent figures from the CSO’s Survey on Income and Living Conditions shows the at-risk-of-poverty rate among lone parents is 39.9% and that there is a deprivation rate of 44.5%. Lone parent families are five times more likely to be living in consistent poverty by comparison with two-parent families. Poverty among lone parents with a job doubled between 2012 and 2017. So much for being in a job. While work might pay, it has not paid for lone parents.