27 Sept 2022

‘Workers in the north falling behind’, says Sinn Féin Waterside representative Sharon McLaughlin

Sharon McLaughlin SF
The gulf in wages across Ireland, which already sees southern workers earn 21% more than their northern counterparts, will continue to widen without all-Ireland integration, Sinn Féin Waterside representative Sharon McLaughlin  has said. The comments come following the latest publication of figures by the Central Statistics Office. Sharon McLaughlin said: “The figures show that a worker in the south makes 21% more than a worker in the north. Over a year this amounts to a difference of over £5,000. “With the effects of Brexit, hard or soft, workers in the north can expect to see this gap widen over the next 15 years. "Greater all-Ireland integration is vital if workers across the island are to share in the benefits of prosperity.”

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