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# wages - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# wages - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Workers in Ireland earn an average of €697 a week

Workers in administrative and support services have seen an increase on last year while those employed in construction have fared worst.

# wages - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# wages - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# wages - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Gender pay gap in Ireland still 'unacceptably' wide

A report that was discussed in the European Parliament today found that 38 per cent of Europeans rank the pay gap as the most important inequality.

# wages - Monday 18 March, 2013

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.

# wages - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

# wages - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# wages - Friday 1 February, 2013

GRA rejects proposed cuts to garda pay and allowances

Briefing documents show that the government is seeking to extend the working day and cut overtime and payments for working on public holidays.

# wages - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Junior doctors in Cork worked almost 125,000 overtime hours in 5 months

Earlier this month it was revealed that junior doctors are being asked to work 36 hours in succession.

# wages - Friday 18 January, 2013

SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal

SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.

# wages - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Column: What is a ‘high earner’ in Ireland today?

We tend to think of ‘high earners’ as being those with salaries above €100,000 – but the figures reveal a different story, writes Micheál Collins.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise

This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.

# wages - Thursday 20 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# wages - Monday 3 December, 2012

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

# wages - Monday 26 November, 2012

CSO: Weekly earnings up, public sector numbers down

The latest CSO figures show that the average weekly earnings are up 1.1 per cent this year compared to 2011. But what is the weekly average?

# wages - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.

We’re told that wages need to be cut for Ireland to compete internationally – but the figures don’t bear this out, writes Jimmy Kelly of Unite.

# wages - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Olhausen closes pork plants with loss of 160 jobs

The company ceased trading this morning.

# wages - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From The42 Walcott denies money rift with Arsenal and eyes forward role Wrangle

Walcott denies money rift with Arsenal and eyes forward role

“I always make my decisions based on football and only football,” said the Gunners attacker.

# wages - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Irish judges' salaries are second highest in Europe

A recent report showed the average judge earned a gross salary of €147,961 in 2010.

# wages - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Target Express workers end sit-in after meeting liquidator, department

Junior minister Seán Sherlock has pledged funds from the state insolvency fund to support the workers’ redundancy payments.

# wages - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter

The average industrial worker now earns €41,807 a year; the average salary across all sectors is down to €35,768.

# wages - Friday 29 June, 2012

Ulster Bank crisis: Customers still waiting to be paid

Ulster Bank says that payments made yesterday, and since 21 June may still not be available.

# wages - Sunday 6 May, 2012

No pay cuts for high earners at former Anglo Irish Bank

Michael Noonan said wage reductions could make it difficult to hold on to staff at the IBRC.

# wages - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

# wages - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Public service pay drop bigger than in private sector

…but average wages are still falling overall, new figures show.

# wages - Friday 10 February, 2012

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.

# wages - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action

94 per cent of Unite members withdraw their action and to accept a deal brokered at the Labour Relations Commission last week.

# wages - Monday 30 January, 2012

More than €10million collected in PRSI overcharge

Thousands of people were due an average refund of €385 each after paying a health levy they were not liable for.

# wages - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

EBS staff to hold second strike over '13th month' payment

Staff will picket EBS branches and the offices of its parent bank AIB, in protest at the withholding of a December payment.

Guess how much the new chief of Apple earns?

Tim Cook took over from the late Steve Jobs last year. What do you think is in his pay packet?

# wages - Friday 6 January, 2012

One in five expect salaries to rise in 2012, says survey of professionals

Only four per cent of business managers fear redundancies, says the study which shows increased optimism.

# wages - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment

Staff at the State-owned building society say their ‘Scrooge-like’ employer is withholding an annual payment of four weeks’ pay.

# wages - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

EBS staff vote to strike over Christmas payment

A majority of UNITE members at the building society vote to pursue action over the withholding of a ’13th month’ payment.

# wages - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

EBS cancels Christmas payments for staff

Staff are balloting for strike action after the building society said there would be no traditional Christmas payment for employees. The payment has been made every year for the past 45 years.

# wages - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

# wages - Friday 28 October, 2011

Tevez fine reduced after PFA intervention

Roberto Mancini’s least popular squad member has had his €1,000,000 fine halved after the Professional Footballers’ Association challenged the legality of the punishment.

# wages - Monday 17 October, 2011

RVP could leave, admits Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted that his team captain, Robin Van Persie, could desert Arsenal this season if he isn’t offered a significantly improved contract.

# wages - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Restaurant worker awarded €86,000 after years of forced labour in Dublin

Muhammad Younis from Pakistan was forced to work in what have been described as chronic conditions in a Clondalkin restaurant for seven years.