Sinn Fein raises migrant workers rights

Arthur Morgan, Sinn Fein TD for Louth, got a few square blows (and one rabbit punch at the end) in for his party’s election campaign, when he went head to head this morning on Morning Ireland with Harry Nash of Transport Components Ltd over the rights of migrant South African workers putting safety belts on Bus Eireann buses. The workers appear to getting way below (about €2.50 per hour) the minimum wage (€7.65 per hour), although Nash argued that a groups of expenses paid by the company, and apparently exempted by the 2000 Act, meant the actual wage will eventually work out at just over the national minimum.