The Government must prepare now for any job losses or loss of working hours that could arise from Brexit, according to Labour European Parliament candidate Dominic Hannigan.
Mr Hannigan was speaking ahead of public meeting entitled "Brexit and the Worker" which will be hosted by Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis on Monday (25th of March) at 8pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Galway.
Mr Hannigan will join Cllr McNelis and Fiona Dunne, Chair of Labour Trade Unions to discuss labour law and the EU’s suite of protections for workers.
The Labour candidate said Brexit in any form will put pressure on jobs and while the threat of a hard Brexit has eased for now, the Government has so far failed to have a strategy ready for any workers directly affected by Brexit.
He said the Government must do more than rely on existing social protection provisions for workers who suffer a loss of income due to redundancy or shorter working hours as a result of Brexit. And they should not wait around to see what happens first.