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Minister must change law to increase minimum wage

The government has postponed a 30-cent rise in the minimum wage from its current €9.80 rate for 137,000 workers due to the uncertainty over Brexit

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
17th November, 2019

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is going to be forced to change the law to hike the national minimum wage after Brexit.

The government has postponed a 30-cent rise in the minimum wage from its current €9.80 rate for 137,000 workers due to the uncertainty over Brexit.

However, it has emerged that under the minimum wage law, this recommended increase by the Low Pay Commission had to be implemented within three months of its report...

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