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Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.

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THE INCREASE IN the national minimum wage rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers, contrary to warnings, according to a new study published by the ESRI and the Low Pay Commission.

In 2016, the minimum wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour. It increased to €9.25 the following year and €9.55 this year.

The Low Pay Commission had previously called for the rate to be increased to €9.55 per hour, which equates to an extra €12 over a 40-hour week.

What do you think: Should the minimum wage be raised?


Poll Results:

Yes, to over €10 (5745)
No (1867)
Yes, it should be more than €9.55 (1762)
I'm not sure (479)




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