Ireland -Central bank interferes in wage policy debate -February 04, 2015

With a statement that competitiveness gains secured during the crisis shouldn't be lost in the push to drive up wages, the Central Bank has directly interfered in the ongoing debate to improve wages for workers who took a hit during the recession.

With a statement that competitiveness gains secured during the crisis shouldn't be lost in the push to drive up wages, the Central Bank has directly interfered in the ongoing debate to improve wages for workers who took a hit during the recession. According to trade union Siptu it is time to embark on a major campaign for pay increases of 5% across the economy and on a new battle to establish a minimum living wage of €11.45 an hour across all sectors. A pay survey by business group Ibec showed workers at more than 57% of companies are set to get a pay rise in 2015 - the first widespread increases since the economic crisis.

English: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dont-give-in-to-push-for-higher-wages ...

http://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/Press/PressPublicationsdoclib3 ...   

 

 

 

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