Minimum wage to be increased, Varadkar says

Some 137,000 workers to get a pay rise despite resistance from business groups who say the government has given up on trying to control the cost of living

23rd September, 2021
Minimum wage to be increased, Varadkar says
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling for the minimum wage to be increased by at least 30 cent an hour to €10.50 to bring it towards a ‘living wage’ of €12.30. Picture: Getty

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed that there is going to be an increase in the minimum wage for 137,000 workers as the economy emerges from the pandemic.

The Low Pay Commission has completed its report into the current national minimum wage of €10.20 and submitted it to the Department of Business.

Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, is due to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Aidan Regan: A tale of one city and a two-tier economy operating beneath it

Economics Aidan Regan 4 days ago

Ian Guider: Budget does too little to meet the enormous challenges we face

Economics Ian Guider 4 days ago

Dan O’Brien: Politicians on populist spending sprees are a worry for the financial grown-ups

Economics Dan O'Brien 1 week ago

Future of many thousands of jobs uncertain, warns Central Bank