Ireland - Low Pay Commission proposes minimum wage increase - August 31, 2018

The Low Pay Commission recommended to the government an increase of the hourly rate of the national minimum wage by 0.25c, from €9.55 to €9.80 per hour. Workers on a 39-hours contract would see their gross wage increase by €9.75 a week under this proposal. The Living Wage Technical Group calculated in June the hourly pay required to afford a socially acceptable standard of living in 2018 by a full-time worker without children at €11.90, an increase of 0.20c per hour on 2017. Trade union confederation ICTU recommends with this argument to align the National Minimum Wage as soon as possible with the Living Wage.

Read on: in English … The Low Wage Commission report: in English … The Living Wage report: in English..

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI

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