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Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

€11.90 per hour has been recommended as an appropriate living wage.

Image: Shutterstock/Vladyslav Starozhylov

ALDI IS SET to become the first supermarket in Ireland to pay a living wage of €11.90 per hour.

An EU report last year recommended that this figure was an appropriate living wage for Ireland. It will be the base pay for Aldi workers from February onwards.

A living wage is a wage which makes possible a minimum acceptable standard of living. The minimum wage in Ireland is €9.80 per hour.

A number of other companies pay a living wage and there have been calls for more to follow suit, but some businesses may not be able to afford this.

We want to know what you tink: Should a living wage be introduced across the board in Ireland?

Poll Results:

Yes (11741)
No (2096)
I'm not sure (695)

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