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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# JLCs

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'A good day for low-paid workers' as JLCs are retained
Trade unions welcomed the decision, but Ibec was less enthusiastic.
Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union
Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.
Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers
The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Are we the most miserable people in the EU? Plus wage reforms for many workers… and the most adorable polar bear cub you’ll see this week.
Bruton publishes plans to reform JLC wage system
Jobs minister Richard Bruton unveils plans to reinforce the Joint Labour Committee system that was ruled unconstitutional in July.
Seven Joint Labour Committees to be abolished
Only 6 out of the 13 current JLCs will survive – and while they “recognise” the “special position” of Sunday working, they can no longer set premium rates for it.
Joy and dismay follows ruling on setting pay for low-wage restaurant workers
Food industry groups have welcome the ruling which deems Joint Labour Committees rules on wages to be unconstitutional. They say it will lead to job creation.
Column: We can save thousands of jobs without cutting wages. Here's how
Reducing pay rates won’t help tackle unemployment – but there is another way, argues think-tank director Nat O’Connor.
Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium
CEO of Irish Restaurants Association says Sunday premium paid to workers is crippling industry – while employees’ union and Joan Burton fear proposal to cut it will lead to hardship for low-earners.