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
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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