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#Living wage

# living-wage - This year 2022

Minimum wage set to be scrapped by 2026 as Government moves to implement living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Minimum wage set to be scrapped by 2026 as Government moves to implement living wage

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 1:28 PM 30,268 Views 73 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced the draft plan today.

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage

May 26th 2022, 10:09 PM 26,209 Views 40 Comments

‘What I want to do is bring in a living wage, do it as quickly as possible, but not in a way that has unintended consequences,’ the Tánaiste said.

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
# Economy
# Economy

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'

May 24th 2022, 1:10 PM 29,083 Views 33 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar
# Inflation
# Inflation

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar

Apr 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 21,737 Views 24 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said indexing the tax bands further is needed now more than ever.

# living-wage - Last year 2021

Living Wage group recommends 60c rise to €12.90 an hour due to rent increases
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Living Wage group recommends 60c rise to €12.90 an hour due to rent increases

Sep 29th 2021, 7:24 AM 14,814 Views 49 Comments

The Living Wage Technical Group (LWTG) has said the increase is being driven by higher rents, transport and energy costs.

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 29,789 Views 64 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

# living-wage - All time

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government

Dec 27th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,819 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today

Feb 1st 2020, 1:14 PM 31,361 Views 43 Comments

It represents a 3% increase, or an extra 30c an hour.

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage?

Jul 3rd 2019, 11:35 AM 41,483 Views 104 Comments

The current national minimum wage is €9.80 per hour.

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:48 AM 13,537 Views 36 Comments

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip

May 3rd 2019, 8:10 AM 577 Views 1 Comment

The cosmetics company began paying the living wage to staff in 2017.

Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:51 AM 25,354 Views 25 Comments

The discount supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in Ireland in 2019.

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 48,194 Views 99 Comments

€11.90 per hour has been recommended as an appropriate living wage.

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

Dec 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 36,129 Views 63 Comments

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

Sep 19th 2018, 3:31 PM 12,581 Views 40 Comments

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,681 Views 80 Comments

Young Fine Gael wants its senior party colleagues to change conditions for soldiers being paid ‘the lowest average wage in the public sector’.

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'
# Column
# Column

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 AM 71,035 Views 77 Comments

Other countries seem to manage fine with decent wages, writes Robert Sweeney.

Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour

Jul 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,059 Views 56 Comments

Despite rising housing costs, the price of food, clothing, health insurance and transport all fell in 2018.

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage

Jan 5th 2018, 12:04 PM 43,096 Views 77 Comments

It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?

Jul 5th 2017, 9:41 AM 25,840 Views 120 Comments

The current housing crisis, and associated increases in rent levels, has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour
# It All Adds Up
# It All Adds Up

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

Jul 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 20,813 Views 37 Comments

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

Apr 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,371 Views 61 Comments

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Mar 30th 2016, 9:16 AM 29,416 Views 159 Comments

Ikea is raising its pay for Irish staff to €11.50 an hour – the basic rate considered necessary to fund a decent standard of living.

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
# Pay Me My Money Down
# Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

Jan 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 20,718 Views 52 Comments

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,273 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
# Extra Cash
# Extra Cash

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'

Dec 18th 2015, 6:06 AM 24,025 Views 100 Comments

Which means good.

Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50

Oct 26th 2015, 9:29 AM 20,867 Views 64 Comments

The German supermarket chain also plans to recruit over 400 new staff next year.

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour

Oct 8th 2015, 9:31 AM 19,880 Views 72 Comments

The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Sep 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 25,010 Views 167 Comments

This is the estimated rate a person needs to earn to afford a decent standard of living.

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'
# The Payoff
# The Payoff

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

Jul 20th 2015, 5:14 PM 20,205 Views 115 Comments

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers
# Swede As A Nut
# Swede As A Nut

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers

Jul 20th 2015, 12:26 PM 34,293 Views 64 Comments

The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Enough To Live On
# Enough To Live On

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Jul 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 19,394 Views 112 Comments

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?
# All About The Money
# All About The Money

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?

Jul 6th 2015, 8:31 AM 24,880 Views 43 Comments

The threshold has just gone up.

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'
# We're Not Partying
# We're Not Partying

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'

Mar 19th 2015, 5:45 PM 24,111 Views 51 Comments

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,232 Views 31 Comments

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
# Davos
# Davos

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

Jan 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,214 Views 61 Comments

But how can this be reversed?

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'

Jul 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 20,748 Views 69 Comments

Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.

Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers
# Respect
# Respect

Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers

May 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 166 Views 44 Comments

Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

Jan 21st 2014, 12:54 PM 1,018 Views 88 Comments

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

Dec 9th 2013, 3:30 PM 7,076 Views 55 Comments

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

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