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#Minimum Wage

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit

The increase was set to take the minimum wage past the €10 mark for the first time.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 7 March, 2019

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality

Ireland’s minimum hourly wage is more than €2 less than the appropriate living wage recommended in a European Union report.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

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

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage

Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased by 25% to €11.90 an hour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased by 25% to €11.90 an hour?

The current minimum wage is €2.35 below the living wage?

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.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

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

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

# minimum-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.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

# minimum-wage - Monday 25 July, 2016

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent? Your Say This post contains a poll

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,

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty

New research has found that most low-paid workers actually live in homes with above-average incomes.

# minimum-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.

# minimum-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.

# minimum-wage - Friday 18 December, 2015

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

Which means good.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

# minimum-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.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition's minimum wage plans

The Low Pay Commission has issued its report. ISME says there’s “no justifiable economic argument” for the increase.

# minimum-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.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.

# minimum-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”.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 4 July, 2015

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay

Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.

# minimum-wage - Friday 8 May, 2015

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

# minimum-wage - Friday 24 April, 2015

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

# minimum-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.

# minimum-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?

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million

And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.

# minimum-wage - Monday 2 March, 2015

# minimum-wage - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work

A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour

And pay rises for all.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 18 January, 2015

What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?

We checked. It doesn’t go very far.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# minimum-wage - Monday 15 December, 2014

Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage Cash Money This post contains videos

Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage

A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.

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