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#Low Pay Commission

# low-pay-commission - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall
# ESRI
# ESRI

Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall

Jan 12th 2022, 7:17 AM 20,233 Views 9 Comments

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Irish minimum wage has increased on a yearly basis from 2016 onwards.

# low-pay-commission - Thursday 15 April, 2021

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 29,777 Views 64 Comments

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

# low-pay-commission - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Apr 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 10,600 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

# low-pay-commission - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 40,300 Views 52 Comments

ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.

# low-pay-commission - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February
# Extra Pay
# Extra Pay

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February

Dec 19th 2019, 1:45 PM 42,139 Views 77 Comments

The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.

# low-pay-commission - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

Jun 16th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,219 Views 36 Comments

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

# low-pay-commission - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage
# Low Pay Commission
# Low Pay Commission

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage

Oct 3rd 2018, 8:59 AM 12,482 Views 49 Comments

Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.

# low-pay-commission - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

Apr 18th 2018, 9:27 AM 31,703 Views 144 Comments

A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)
# Low Pay Commission
# Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

Apr 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,894 Views 25 Comments

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# low-pay-commission - Monday 25 July, 2016

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

Jul 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 20,044 Views 68 Comments

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

# low-pay-commission - Friday 18 December, 2015

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 24,024 Views 100 Comments

Which means good.

# low-pay-commission - Monday 20 July, 2015

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 34,290 Views 64 Comments

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

# low-pay-commission - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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 19,392 Views 112 Comments

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

# low-pay-commission - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on...
# Sweetening The Deal
# Sweetening The Deal

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on...

Mar 4th 2015, 12:05 PM 10,675 Views 156 Comments

That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million
# Think Bigger
# Think Bigger

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million

Mar 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 41,512 Views 147 Comments

And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.

# low-pay-commission - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Enda Kenny thinks he's 'very much' worth his €185k salary
# L'Oreal Moment
# L'Oreal Moment

Enda Kenny thinks he's 'very much' worth his €185k salary

Feb 26th 2015, 7:00 PM 36,110 Views 258 Comments

But what do you think?

# low-pay-commission - Monday 15 December, 2014

Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage

Dec 15th 2014, 1:10 PM 14,257 Views 53 Comments

A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.

# low-pay-commission - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers
# Pay Increases
# Pay Increases

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers

Sep 18th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,101 Views 66 Comments

Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.

# low-pay-commission - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases
# Not Now
# Not Now

Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases

Aug 26th 2014, 1:01 PM 10,216 Views 68 Comments

The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.