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#Living wage

# living-wage - Monday 17 December, 2018

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

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

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'

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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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.

# living-wage - Sunday 31 January, 2016

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

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?

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?

The threshold has just gone up.

# living-wage - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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

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...

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

But how can this be reversed?

# living-wage - Sunday 6 July, 2014

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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'

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