People Before Profit is calling for the lower minimum wage for young workers to be removed.
The party launched its National Minimum Wage bill earlier today.
It's calling for workers, between 16 and 20, to be paid at least minimum wage - which is currently €11.30.
"Equal pay for equal work"
“There's no justification for paying young people less than the minimum wage"
"Fair wages for all ages!"
The message was loud + clear this morning at the launch of People Before Profit's bill to end wage discrimination against young workers under 20. pic.twitter.com/tFZ7Xh97H2
— People Before Profit (@pb4p) June 8, 2023
Party TD, Paul Murphy, says it's discrimination that people under the age of 20 would be entitled to earn less than the minimum wage.
The bill is supported by trade unions, student unions and the National Youth Council.
It will be debated in the Dáil next Wednesday.
Students urge Dáil to abolish sub-minimum wage rates.
UCDSU has called on the Dáil to quickly progress the National Minimum Wage (Equal Pay for Young Workers) Bill 2022 so that students can earn fair pay for the work in order to fund their education.https://t.co/5msPxFxxzK
— UCD Students' Union (@UCDSU) June 8, 2023