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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?

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THE LIVING WAGE was recently calculated to be €11.90 per hour, €2.35 above the current minimum wage of €9.55.

The living wage is designed to calculate the wage needed to live a minimum acceptable standard of living.

In an opinion piece published this morning, economist at think-tank TASC Robert Sweeney argued that Irish employers can absorb greater wage increases.

He says that a 25% increase in the minimum wage to meet the living wage could be introduced over a number of years. But do you think this is a good idea?

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


Poll Results:

Yes (9669)
No (3572)
Don't know (586)



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Rónán Duffy

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