Minimum wage should not be increased

Ireland already has the second highest minimum wage in Europe

12th June, 2016

It appears that the spirit of the striking Luas drivers is alive and well. The light rail service was disrupted for months as they fought for pay rises of up to 54 per cent, before eventually settling for an increase of 18 per cent.

Now unions are pushing strongly for a 25 per cent rise in the national minimum wage at a time when global markets, policymakers and central bankers remain concerned about the international economy.

Ireland may...

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