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# low pay

Last year
# Study
One in every five low paid workers in Ireland is aged over 50, report finds
Of the 420,000 low paid workers in Ireland, approximately 80,000 individuals are aged over 50.
# Courts
Irish Defence barristers protest over legal aid 'low pay rates' at the District Court
The protesting barristers said the current rate of €25.20 for an appearance is not sustainable.
All time
# low pay
Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI
Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.
'Urgent need for living wage': 23% of workers in Ireland are on low pay
Sinn Féin has said that the Living Wage of €12.30 an hour needs to be introduced.
# Tipping Point
Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages
Sinn Féin said the proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect employees.
# unequal
'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out
In a week where teachers united in their calls for equal pay, we spoke to some about their experiences.
Home care worker: '€10.10 an hour, no guaranteed hours and no sick leave'
Insecure, low paid working conditions are being encouraged by State policy towards private home care workers, writes Sinead Pembroke.
One of Ireland's biggest unions wants everyone to know we're a low-wage country
Unite claims poor pay is driving a ‘race to the bottom’ for the economy.
# pay restoration
Industrial action across other sectors stirring discontent among gardaí
Rural members have spoken to about the frustration among their members.
# this means trouble
Teachers set to strike before general election
The TUI is taking issue with low pay for teachers and lack of employment security.
# extra cash
Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
Which means good.
# not really lovin it
McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour
“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”
# not now
Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases
The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.
Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted
Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.