Jobs minister Halligan calls for new living wage of €11.50 an hour

Minister says rate should replace the current minimum wage of €9.15

3rd July, 2016
Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan Pic: RollingNews.ie

The junior jobs minister has called for the hourly minimum wage to be increased by 25 per cent to €11.50 per hour over the next two years.

John Halligan’s call goes beyond the government’s commitment to increase the minimum wage to €10.50 over five years and has been heavily criticised by the employers’ group Ibec, which said the comments were “unhelpful”.

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