Ireland - Working poor on the increase - March 31, 2018

Think-tank Social Justice Ireland stated that the number of working poor has risen since the country came out of recession. Around one in seven people in poverty do work but have insecure jobs with low rates of pay which means they can’t make a living wage. According to the think-tank’s report, responsibility lays with employers and the Government for failing to eradicate low pay and precarious employment contracts.

Read on: in English …   The report: in English …  

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