Friel calls for living wage for workers rather than a minimum wage

Derry Sinn Féin representative Liam Friel said



Its vital that in 2014 workers in Derry and across the  island  recieve  a decent wage for their time and commitment.


“It is important that people are paid a decent wage for a decent day’s work and i believe  introducing a living wage structure would  ensure that the lowest-paid workers across all sectors  would enjoy a better quality of life.Its not unusal for many workers in Derry to rely on benefits to make up part of their weekly income.



He added:


“While it is important that we have a minimum wage, this is a very basic salary that leaves many people within the ‘working poor’ bracket and we need to move towards ensuring people get proper reward for their work.

Derry Sinn Féin representative Liam Friel and Councillor Colly Kelly
Derry Sinn Féin representative Liam Friel and Councillor Colly Kelly

“Sinn Féin is determined that people are paid a wage that reflects their work and allows people to move out of the poverty bracket.”