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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Living wage

This year
Living wage increased to nearly €15 to adjust for rising costs
It is estimated that approximately one-in-five full-time Irish workers are earning less than the living wage.
Majority of Irish retail workers earn less than €451 per week, new research shows
Just 21% of people surveyed earn more than the living wage.
Lidl to create over 700 new jobs this year and give pay rise to existing staff
Staff are to receive a pay rise that will result in a 7.5% increase in monthly wages on average.
Last year
Minimum wage set to be scrapped by 2026 as Government moves to implement living wage
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced the draft plan today.
Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage
‘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'
Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.
Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said indexing the tax bands further is needed now more than ever.
All time
Living Wage group recommends 60c rise to €12.90 an hour due to rent increases
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
An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.
Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.
Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today
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?
The current national minimum wage is €9.80 per hour.
Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour
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
The cosmetics company began paying the living wage to staff in 2017.
Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year
The discount supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in Ireland in 2019.
Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?
€11.90 per hour has been recommended as an appropriate living wage.
Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
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
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'
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'
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
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
It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.
Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?
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
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
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?
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
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
The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.
Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
Which means good.
Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50
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
The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.
Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
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'
But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.
Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers
The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.
Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.
Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?
The threshold has just gone up.
Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'
One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.
The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
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
But how can this be reversed?
1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'
Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.