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Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

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THE LOW PAY Commission has recommended the government increase the minimum wage by 10c an hour, bring the rate from €9.15 to €9.25.

Several of Ireland’s unions are asking for the government to introduce a ‘living wage’ of €11.50 an hour, while business groups say now is not the time to increase the costs for employers.

In our debate room today, the Small Firms Association say Ireland already has the second-highest minimum wage in the EU, while Jimmy Kelly of Unite says even a 10c raise will see low-paid workers fall further behind the rest of the workforce.

How do you feel about it – should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?


Poll Results:

No - it should be higher than €9.25 (5249)
Yes (3144)
No - it should remain at €9.15 (2435)



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