Sunday August 9, 2020

Low Pay Commission defers decision on raising minimum wage

The commission has for the last four years recommended raising the wage, which currently stands at €10.10 per hour

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

19th July, 2020
The government will be keen to get a recommendation before the budget in October, so that any necessary changes can be mad

A decision on whether to increase the minimum wage has been deferred by the Low Pay Commission, amid concerns over employers’ ability to afford any rise.

The nine-person commission is required to make a recommendation to the government every July on whether the hourly rate should be increased.

The commission has recommended increases for the last four years, with the minimum wage increasing from €8.65 to €9.15 at the start of 2016 and increasing...

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