Creating Decent Jobs

Low pay and casual working arrangements prevent people from getting mortgages, entering rental agreements and being able to make financial commitments.

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Bring clarity to work hours

Bringing clarity to work hours is essential to creating decent jobs. Too many people have jobs with uncertain hours and cannot calculate from week to week what they will earn. These practices put workers under immense pressure and leads to a lack of security.

Low pay and casual working arrangements prevent people from getting mortgages, entering rental agreements and being able to make financial commitments. Tackling this is an essential part of our commitment to creating decent jobs.

Fianna Fáil’s plan to create decent jobs

  1. Balanced employment legislation

    Support balanced employment legislation that works for both employee and employer, while protecting jobs.

  2. Ban zero hour contracts

    Ban zero and low-hour type contracts that are abusive towards workers.

  3. Provisions for banded hour contracts

    Make provision for banded hour contracts to allow workers on low- and zero-hour type contracts a minimum set of hours and the right to request more hours as practised.

  4. Prevent bogus self-employment

    Clamp down on exploitative bogus self-employment contracts, which are becoming increasingly prevalent, so that some employers can get away with providing for basic holiday pay, sick pay and pension contributions and deprive the State of PRSI revenue.

  5. Sufficient resources for dispute resolutions mechanisms

    Ensure that the labour relations machinery of the State i.e. the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court, are sufficiently resourced to provide essential services to resolve industrial disputes.

  6. Protect young people’s prospects

    Protect the rights of young people including those on internships and strengthen their job prospects.

  7. Expand Ireland’s apprenticeships schemes

    Diversify and expand the current provision of apprenticeships types and ensure sufficient supports are in place to prospective apprentices to pursue this pathway to a highly valuable career.

  8. Expand State funding of upskilling of employees.

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Ireland needs a fully functioning, competitive and stable banking system to support a growing economy and a more cohesive society.

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Capital Infrastructure

A lack of investment in capital infrastructure, in social housing, in schools, in third level institutions, in roads and in internet connectivity is creating an Ireland with a more unequal society.

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Corporation Tax

As a small open economy on the periphery of Europe, Ireland must remain a competitive place to do business.

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Creating Decent Jobs

Low pay and casual working arrangements prevent people from getting mortgages, entering rental agreements and being able to make financial commitments.

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Fiscal Stance

Ireland’s economic recovery has been remarkable and belongs to the people.

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Taxation

Fine Gael is determined to move to a US-style income tax system whereby taxes are cut for the richest in society.

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Strengthening Competitiveness

Competitiveness is essential as a means of achieving sustainable improvements in living standards and quality of life.

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Supporting SMEs and the Self-Employed

Ireland’s small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are the back bone of our economy and employ nearly 1 million workers.

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