Tropes of our time… June 19, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics.
I’ve mentioned the trope that is being employed by representatives of business everywhere these days. Take Restaurant Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins who has described the JLC’s and Registered Employment Agreements as ‘anti-business, anti-employer and a disincentive to job creation’. A disincentive to job creation. Or in its amended form, as used by Chambers Ireland’s Ian Talbot, it appears as ‘secure current jobs’. But it’s telling what Cummins then says:
“The sky hasn’t fallen down since last July, restaurants need to be able to employ people without the JLC barriers. We are as committed as ever to seeing the JLCs abolished, as we see it as an infringement of our members’ constitutional rights. We have highlighted time and again that Ireland’s minimum wage is among the highest in Europe. Countries not paying Sunday premiums include France, the UK, Germany and Spain,” said Cummins.
Some might think that was being a little coy. Low pay. Worse conditions. Simple!