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#Minimum Wage

# minimum-wage - Saturday 4 July, 2015

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay
# Ready To Rumble
# Ready To Rumble

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay

Jul 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,352 Views 190 Comments

Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.

# minimum-wage - Friday 8 May, 2015

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...

May 8th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,193 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

# minimum-wage - Friday 24 April, 2015

Ireland is losing its competitive edge
# D'oh!
# D'oh!

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

Apr 24th 2015, 12:07 PM 14,051 Views 91 Comments

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

This CEO has cut his own salary and made the minimum wage at his company $70,000
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

This CEO has cut his own salary and made the minimum wage at his company $70,000

Apr 15th 2015, 10:33 PM 30,728 Views 40 Comments

Nice work if you can get it.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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 24,084 Views 50 Comments

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

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

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 17,213 Views 31 Comments

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

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

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 41,301 Views 147 Comments

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

# minimum-wage - Monday 2 March, 2015

Enda thinks his €185k salary is 'cut to the bone'? Don't tell him about zero hour contracts...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Enda thinks his €185k salary is 'cut to the bone'? Don't tell him about zero hour contracts...

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:57 PM 86 Views 137 Comments

… or what it’s like living on the minimum wage.

# minimum-wage - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work
# Pay Cheque
# Pay Cheque

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work

Feb 6th 2015, 8:00 AM 441 Views 39 Comments

A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour

Jan 31st 2015, 2:30 PM 26,859 Views 94 Comments

And pay rises for all.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 18 January, 2015

What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?
# Pounds And Pence
# Pounds And Pence

What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?

Jan 18th 2015, 7:45 AM 61,789 Views 129 Comments

We checked. It doesn’t go very far.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,773 Views 13 Comments

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# minimum-wage - 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 14,224 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.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
# Protest
# Protest

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard

Dec 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 29 Views 35 Comments

We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.

# minimum-wage - 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 10,075 Views 66 Comments

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

# minimum-wage - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour
# Austerity
# Austerity

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour

Jun 19th 2014, 4:54 PM 34,381 Views 201 Comments

Despite explanations that the youth wing doesn’t want workers to lose money, people are not impressed.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages
# Hustings
# Hustings

'We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.' - Joan Burton links recovery with wages

Jun 14th 2014, 4:07 PM 9,052 Views 77 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 18 May, 2014

€18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss
# Vote
# Vote

€18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss

May 18th 2014, 3:39 PM 21,719 Views 64 Comments

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
# Geneva
# Geneva

Case Study: One woman who can't live in Geneva on her €2,790 monthly pay packet

May 18th 2014, 7:20 AM 28,798 Views 24 Comments

Some people travel across the French border to do their weekly shop.

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18
# Expensive
# Expensive

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18

May 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,001 Views 38 Comments

Before you read on, bear in mind that Geneva tops the world’s Club Sandwich Index.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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 137 Views 44 Comments

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

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

'A good day for low-paid workers' as JLCs are retained
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

'A good day for low-paid workers' as JLCs are retained

Jan 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 13,093 Views 23 Comments

Trade unions welcomed the decision, but Ibec was less enthusiastic.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:10 PM 17,672 Views 121 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Why being overworked can feel like being poor
# Psychology
# Psychology

Why being overworked can feel like being poor

Sep 22nd 2013, 6:30 PM 13,138 Views 13 Comments

It’s a “critical scarcity” thing – and it affects your capacity to handle other problems.

# minimum-wage - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules

Sep 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 12 Views 63 Comments

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.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

Jul 16th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,806 Views 64 Comments

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.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage
# Employment
# Employment

Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,531 Views 35 Comments

Richard Bruton rules out any immediate adjustments to the minimum wage rate despite recent comments from Cabinet colleague Joan Burton.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,517 Views 86 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jun 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 16,198 Views 181 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# minimum-wage - Saturday 14 April, 2012

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD
# Protest
# Protest

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD

Apr 14th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,923 Views 31 Comments

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”.

# minimum-wage - Monday 9 January, 2012

Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
# Hard Up
# Hard Up

Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey

Jan 9th 2012, 8:44 AM 2,480 Views 24 Comments

More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers
# JLCs
# JLCs

Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers

Dec 22nd 2011, 8:52 PM 4,960 Views 31 Comments

The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.

Bruton publishes plans to reform JLC wage system
# Employment
# Employment

Bruton publishes plans to reform JLC wage system

Dec 22nd 2011, 1:14 PM 1,977 Views 9 Comments

Jobs minister Richard Bruton unveils plans to reinforce the Joint Labour Committee system that was ruled unconstitutional in July.

# minimum-wage - Monday 27 June, 2011

Column: We can save thousands of jobs without cutting wages. Here's how
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We can save thousands of jobs without cutting wages. Here's how

Jun 27th 2011, 6:56 PM 25 Views 19 Comments

Reducing pay rates won’t help tackle unemployment – but there is another way, argues think-tank director Nat O’Connor.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil
# Welfare
# Welfare

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

Jun 16th 2011, 3:49 PM 555 Views 7 Comments

The age at which a worker is entitled to a State pension will rise to 68 by 2028.

Government marks first 100 days in office
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

Government marks first 100 days in office

Jun 16th 2011, 7:28 AM 391 Views 10 Comments

The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will hold a joint press conference later today to mark the occasion.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Column: The minimum wage isn't about equality, it's an unfair tax on young men
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The minimum wage isn't about equality, it's an unfair tax on young men

Jun 1st 2011, 9:56 AM 5 Views 3 Comments

Raising the hourly rate will leave Ireland’s marginalised youths on the dole – if it doesn’t force them to leave altogether, writes author and economist Gerard O’Neill.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium
# Labour Laws
# Labour Laws

Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium

May 26th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,150 Views 9 Comments

CEO of Irish Restaurants Association says Sunday premium paid to workers is crippling industry – while employees’ union and Joan Burton fear proposal to cut it will lead to hardship for low-earners.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Column: Jobseekers are treated like monkeys by companies paying peanuts
# Column
# Column

Column: Jobseekers are treated like monkeys by companies paying peanuts

May 10th 2011, 7:44 AM 39 Views 0 Comments

The unemployed are forced to jump through humiliating hoops to get work – at a minimum wage that isn’t just callous but insane, writes blogger Lisa McInerney.

# minimum-wage - Friday 15 April, 2011

Government to announce revised terms of Ireland's bailout
Live Apr 15th 2011, 7:55 AM

Government to announce revised terms of Ireland's bailout