Thursday August 6, 2020

Will Ireland’s low-paid workers get a minimum wage rise?

A decision is expected this week on whether the minimum wage will be raised, but it now looks unlikely

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

26th July, 2020
Frontline: the performances of low-paid workers have received widespread praise. Picture: Bloomberg

It sounds like a scene from a fantasy novel by JRR Tolkein or CS Lewis. Before the third Tuesday of every July, a group of elders must gather together to decide the fate of more than 100,000 men and women.

The National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 isn’t quite as compelling a read as that description might suggest. But it does have major significance for those earning low wages in this country, as well...

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