The Muslim Chef, 400 new jobs and Willie O’Dea was opposed to reducing the Minimum Wage…. June 30, 2011Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
If you’ve some time to spare today its well worth watching last nights Vincent Browne.
The topic was the JLCs – why the pay of the lower paid must be lowered further?
Guests were Richard Bruton, Willie O’Dea, Joan Collins and Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association.
I’d be far from a fan of Willie O’Dea but he was quite impressive especially against the nonsense being spouted by the SFA . (Although it is a bit rich for him to say he opposed the reduction in the minimum wage considering he voted for it.)
Amongst which were claims of “4000 new jobs in Restaurants if the Sunday Premium was dropped.”
An Indian Restaurant having to let a Muslim Chef go because of the Sunday premium, even though Sunday was nothing special to him.
Needless to say Vincent Browne and Joan Collins helped put Bruton and the SFA lady in their place.