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# Minimum Wage

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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.
The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour
It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.
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.
Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition's minimum wage plans
The Low Pay Commission has issued its report. ISME says there’s “no justifiable economic argument” for the increase.
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.
Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?
ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.
Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.
An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay
Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.
The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...
Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.
Ireland is losing its competitive edge
The country is still an expensive place to do business.
This CEO has cut his own salary and made the minimum wage at his company $70,000
Nice work if you can get it.
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?
Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million
And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.
Enda thinks his €185k salary is 'cut to the bone'? Don't tell him about zero hour contracts...
… or what it’s like living on the minimum wage.
Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work
A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.
Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour
And pay rises for all.
What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?
We checked. It doesn’t go very far.
Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…
Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage
A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.
Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.
Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers
Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.
Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour
Despite explanations that the youth wing doesn’t want workers to lose money, people are not impressed.
'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.
€18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss
Only 23 percent of Swiss voters came out in favour of introducing a minimum wage of €18, according to a projection of today’s referendum results.
Case Study: One woman who can't live in Geneva on her €2,790 monthly pay packet
Some people travel across the French border to do their weekly shop.
Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18
Before you read on, bear in mind that Geneva tops the world’s Club Sandwich Index.
Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers
Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.
'A good day for low-paid workers' as JLCs are retained
Trade unions welcomed the decision, but Ibec was less enthusiastic.
Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.
Why being overworked can feel like being poor
It’s a “critical scarcity” thing – and it affects your capacity to handle other problems.
Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules
Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.
Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.
Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage
Richard Bruton rules out any immediate adjustments to the minimum wage rate despite recent comments from Cabinet colleague Joan Burton.
‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage
The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.
Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?
Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?
United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD
Colm Keaveney says that the alliance of left-wing parties in the Dáil stands for nothing but People Before Profit’s Joan Collins accused him of being “disingenuous”.
Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.