Ireland - National minimum wage not enough for decent living - September 30, 2017

Think tank Social Justice Ireland stated that the national minimum wage does not allow people to live ‘what is considered a minimum socially acceptable standard of living’ and said that the planned increase in 2018 won’t change this. The national hourly minimum wage currently stands at 9.25 euro and is expected to rise to 9.55 euro. The Living Wage Technical Group raised what it considers the minimum hourly pay rate a worker needs to cover basic cost of living expenses from €11.50 to €11.70 in July 2017. The organisation published data in its Employment Monitor that underpin the increase of low-paid work.

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