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So-Called Debenhams Bill Comes Before The Dáil Today.

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Being tabled by Solidarity People Before profit TD Mick Barry

A bill aimed at improving the rights of workers when the company they work for goes into liquidation will be debated and voted on in the Dail today.

The so-called Debenham's bill being tabled by Solidarity People Before profit TD Mick Barry and aims to put employees at the front of the queue when it comes to payouts from a liquidator to make unpaid collective agreements a debt in the eyes of the law.

Debenhams workers have been picketing stores since they were laid off on April 9th, last year.

106 staff at Newbridge are among over 1,000 who lost their jobs when the firm's Irish arm closed.

They are demanding the UK company honour a 2016 agreement with their union Mandate that they would receive two weeks’ pay per year of service in addition to two weeks’ statutory redundancy.

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