Northside Today 08 – 02 – 2019 Jerry Brennan, SIPTU Organiser

Protest demanding decent wages for seafarers

Jerry Brennan, SIPTU Organiser, talks to Noel McGuinness about the protest taking place demanding decent wages for seafarers. Jerry says that SIPTU members will assemble near the Irish Ferries offices in Dublin Port at 1.15pm on Friday 8th February. The protest will take place as the Irish Ferries vessel the MV W.B. Yeats is docking. It is being held to raise public awareness of Irish Ferries’ continued determination to navigate around the Irish national minimum wage by using seafarers from less well-paid countries, who are employed by offshore agencies, as cheap labour.