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Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Ikea is raising its pay for Irish staff to €11.50 an hour – the basic rate considered necessary to fund a decent standard of living.

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IKEA STAFF IN Ireland are in line for a pay increase from this Friday after the company committed to adopting the living wage of €11.50 an hour.

The move means the Swedish retail giant will start setting pay cheques for 413 employees at its Ballymun outlet based on the cost of living.

The living wage – the estimated rate a person needs to earn to be able to meet ends meet – is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of €9.15 an hour.

As the Irish economy recovers, campaigners argue that all workers should be in a position to cover their basic needs. Employers’ group Ibec has raised concerns about the proposal, however, and called for other alternatives to address cost-of-living pressures.

This morning’s poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Poll Results:

Yes (10688)
No (3405)
Not sure (1092)

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Catherine Healy

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