Launch of Platform Workers Bill – 11.30am LH Plinth

Labour Employment spokesperson Sen. Marie Sherlock will launch her Protection of Employment (Platform Workers and Bogus Self-Employment) Bill tomorrow at 11.30am on the Leinster House plinth, and she will be joined by Labour Party Finance spokesperson Ged Nash.

The State has a responsibility to ensure that all workers, regardless of their employment status, have access to adequate rights and protections. Platform workers in the ‘gig’ economy are the essential link in the chain between the service provided and the profit made by the platform, yet they are exploited and squeezed to maximise profits for the platform. By depriving workers of fair wages, fair hours, paid leave, sick pay, heath protections, big platforms make huge profits.

Labour’s new bill seeks to address this.

What: Launch of Protection of Employment (Platform Workers and Bogus Self-Employment) Bill with Sen. Marie Sherlock and Ged Nash TD.

When: 11.30am, Tuesday 4th May.

Where: Leinster House plinth.

ENDS

For any journalists or photographers attending please adhere to current Covid-19 safety measures that are in place regarding interviews on the Plinth, the Portico or Siopa.

These include;

  • Good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • 2m social distancing at all times
  • Wearing of Face coverings

For memberse of the media (who are not based in Leinster House and do not have an Oireachtas pass), you must provide your name and organisation to us beforehand and complete the Visitor Declaration form Pre-Return to Workplace/Visitor Form  and forward it to [email protected] before you arrive at Kildare Street Gate.

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