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#Minimum Wage

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

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

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

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

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

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law Employment

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men Report

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour 30 Cent Richer

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 27 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 16 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

# minimum-wage - Monday 25 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage? Debate Room

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty Work

Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty

New research has found that most low-paid workers actually live in homes with above-average incomes.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Ikea is raising its pay for Irish staff to €11.50 an hour – the basic rate considered necessary to fund a decent standard of living.

# minimum-wage - Monday 4 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# minimum-wage - Friday 18 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is ‘horse sense’ Extra Cash

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour Fiddy Cent

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour? Living Wage This post contains a poll

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.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition's minimum wage plans No Cents

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.

# minimum-wage - Monday 20 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes' The Payoff

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers Swede As A Nut

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.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour? Enough To Live On

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

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

# minimum-wage - Saturday 4 July, 2015

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

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.

# minimum-wage - Friday 8 May, 2015

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

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.

# minimum-wage - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is losing its competitive edge D'oh!

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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

# minimum-wage - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is ‘highly misleading’ We're Not Partying

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.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The UK's minimum wage has just gone up... Counting Pennies

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?

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million Think Bigger

Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million

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

# minimum-wage - Monday 2 March, 2015

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

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.

# minimum-wage - Friday 6 February, 2015

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

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.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour Pay Rise

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour

And pay rises for all.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland? Pounds And Pence

What can the minimum wage buy you in Ireland?

We checked. It doesn’t go very far.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014 Prime Numbers

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…

# minimum-wage - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage Cash Money This post contains videos

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.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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

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.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers Pay Increases This post contains videos

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

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

# minimum-wage - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour Austerity This post contains a poll

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.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘We should not fear increases in the minimum wage.’ – Joan Burton links recovery with wages Hustings

‘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.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss Vote

€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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18 Expensive

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.

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