Saturday June 6, 2020

Businesses seek three-year freeze on minimum wage rises

SFA says sectors such as tourism and retail face enormous pressures from Covid-19 restrictions on earnings

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
10th May, 2020
Chief executive Sven Spollen-Behrens said that the sectors which had the most workers on the minimum wage, such as tourism and retail, were under enormous pressure

Businesses are seeking a three-year freeze in the latest review of the national minimum wage due to the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions on their earnings.

The Low Pay Commission is currently holding a consultation on the national minimum wage, which has been increased for the past five years in a row to €10.10 an hour.

The Small Firms Association has called for a freeze on any further increases until 2023 in its submission.

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