Reinstatement of wet time allowance /recognition of precarious employment

Reinstatement of wet time allowance /recognition of precarious employment

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Building workers know your rights! started this petition to Louth County Council and

The construction industry is in danger of losing yet more skilled, experienced workers. Unless they are prepared to recognise the need to address the precarious nature of employment within the sector. 

The miscellaneous Provisions at work act, was introduced as a means to protect workers in precarious employment from the widespread practice among employer's of zero hour contracts, Through the imposition of regulations that require employers to inform workers of the number of hours they will be required to work before the working week commencing.

The idea was to provide employees with the stipulated hours they would be required to work and to pay them accordingly, regardless of whether the hours were worked or not.  Thus providing employees with the ability to budget according to the hours stipulated and supplying some security to those in precarious employment. 

This however is not the case in the construction industry. The weather has played havoc on workers wages and the instability is bound to have a negative impact on both the sustainability of workers wages and the industry's ability to retain its workforce. 

We now call on all those affected to join us in our demand, to have the mandatory restoration of a wet time allowance within the industry and for the recognition of construction as precarious employment, with all due benefits and entitlements, as set out in the miscellaneous Provisions at work act. 

In the midst of the greatest housing emergency in the history of the state, can we really afford to ignore the negative impact on both workers and Housing?

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