Pay reform is welcomed

Employers are enthusiastic about the government’s proposals plan to reform pay agreements in certain sectors, writes Gavin Daly

27th November, 2010

The cut in the minimum wage – from €8.65 an hour to €7.65 – has been described as a ‘‘red herring’’ by some employers, since only a small proportion of workers are paid the minimum rate. Implementing the cut could also be difficult, according to employers, as each employee must agree to it under law.

However, business owners broadly welcomed the principle of the move, and said it should lead to...

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