WE HAVE MORE DOG WARDENS THAN LABOUR INSPECTORS. I’m on the Dail committee that deals with jobs. I spoke today on the underlying reasons for the abuse of foreign workers, especially those outside the EU. Government’s policies make them appear as ‘lesser’ people (think of the misery of Direct Provision centres). ‘Fortress Europe’s racist policies towards refugees, signals what’s acceptable across Europe, including here, and the bosses lap it up. Virtual slavery is seen as okay and of course, increases profits. We must crack down on unscrupulous employers. They do us all down, native and foreign workers.

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