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#Living wage

# living-wage - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 25,410 Views 64 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

# living-wage - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government

Dec 27th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,702 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.

# living-wage - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today

Feb 1st 2020, 1:14 PM 31,313 Views 43 Comments

It represents a 3% increase, or an extra 30c an hour.

# living-wage - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage?

Jul 3rd 2019, 11:35 AM 41,352 Views 104 Comments

The current national minimum wage is €9.80 per hour.

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:48 AM 13,494 Views 36 Comments

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

# living-wage - Friday 3 May, 2019

Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip

May 3rd 2019, 8:10 AM 543 Views 1 Comment

The cosmetics company began paying the living wage to staff in 2017.

# living-wage - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:51 AM 25,305 Views 25 Comments

The discount supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in Ireland in 2019.

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 48,144 Views 99 Comments

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

# living-wage - Monday 17 December, 2018

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

Dec 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,849 Views 63 Comments

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

# living-wage - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

Sep 19th 2018, 3:31 PM 12,531 Views 40 Comments

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

# living-wage - Monday 10 September, 2018

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,607 Views 80 Comments

Young Fine Gael wants its senior party colleagues to change conditions for soldiers being paid ‘the lowest average wage in the public sector’.

# living-wage - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'
# Column
# Column

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 AM 70,907 Views 77 Comments

Other countries seem to manage fine with decent wages, writes Robert Sweeney.

# living-wage - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour

Jul 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,022 Views 56 Comments

Despite rising housing costs, the price of food, clothing, health insurance and transport all fell in 2018.

# living-wage - Friday 5 January, 2018

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage

Jan 5th 2018, 12:04 PM 43,054 Views 77 Comments

It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.

# living-wage - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?

Jul 5th 2017, 9:41 AM 25,807 Views 120 Comments

The current housing crisis, and associated increases in rent levels, has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour
# It All Adds Up
# It All Adds Up

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

Jul 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 20,784 Views 37 Comments

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

# living-wage - Thursday 27 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

Apr 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,320 Views 61 Comments

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

# living-wage - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 30th 2016, 9:16 AM 29,357 Views 159 Comments

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.

# living-wage - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
# Pay Me My Money Down
# Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

Jan 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 20,698 Views 52 Comments

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

# living-wage - Monday 4 January, 2016

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,216 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# living-wage - Friday 18 December, 2015

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
# Extra Cash
# Extra Cash

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'

Dec 18th 2015, 6:06 AM 23,993 Views 100 Comments

Which means good.

# living-wage - Monday 26 October, 2015

Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50

Oct 26th 2015, 9:29 AM 20,842 Views 64 Comments

The German supermarket chain also plans to recruit over 400 new staff next year.

# living-wage - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour

Oct 8th 2015, 9:31 AM 19,829 Views 72 Comments

The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.

# living-wage - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Sep 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 24,990 Views 167 Comments

This is the estimated rate a person needs to earn to afford a decent standard of living.

# living-wage - Monday 20 July, 2015

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'
# The Payoff
# The Payoff

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

Jul 20th 2015, 5:14 PM 20,173 Views 115 Comments

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers
# Swede As A Nut
# Swede As A Nut

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers

Jul 20th 2015, 12:26 PM 34,242 Views 64 Comments

The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.

# living-wage - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Enough To Live On
# Enough To Live On

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Jul 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 19,370 Views 112 Comments

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

# living-wage - Monday 6 July, 2015

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?
# All About The Money
# All About The Money

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?

Jul 6th 2015, 8:31 AM 24,841 Views 43 Comments

The threshold has just gone up.

# living-wage - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'
# We're Not Partying
# We're Not Partying

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'

Mar 19th 2015, 5:45 PM 24,078 Views 50 Comments

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

# living-wage - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,207 Views 32 Comments

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

# living-wage - Monday 19 January, 2015

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
# Davos
# Davos

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

Jan 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,195 Views 61 Comments

But how can this be reversed?

# living-wage - Sunday 6 July, 2014

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'

Jul 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 20,718 Views 69 Comments

Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.

# living-wage - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers
# Respect
# Respect

Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers

May 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 131 Views 44 Comments

Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.

# living-wage - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

Jan 21st 2014, 12:54 PM 895 Views 88 Comments

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

# living-wage - Monday 9 December, 2013

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

Dec 9th 2013, 3:30 PM 7,059 Views 55 Comments

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

# living-wage - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards

Nov 30th 2013, 12:54 PM 6,637 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.

# living-wage - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference

Nov 28th 2013, 9:51 AM 8,526 Views 71 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland

Nov 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 54 Views 115 Comments

Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.

# living-wage - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:10 PM 17,669 Views 121 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.