Businesses to face 25 per cent hike in minimum wage

Employers say no justification for increase in hourly pay

12th June, 2016
Ibec chief economist Fergal OBrien is worried about the rise in minimum wage Pic: RollingNews.ie

Businesses are facing a new threat of a 25 per cent hike in the hourly minimum wage The Sunday Business Post has learned.

The Low Pay Commission is due to deliver its recommendation next month to government on the minimum wage for 124,000 workers.

At a time of global economic uncertainty and the threat to the economy of a British exit from the EU, unions are lobbying strongly for the national minimum wage to be increased from...

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