Independent Alliance wants minimum wage raised to €10 an hour

Independent Alliance wants minimum wage raised to €10 an hour
Independent Alliance ministers Finian McGrath and John Halligan Pic: RollingNews.ie

Irish minimum wage is already among the highest in Europe

Independent Alliance ministers are demanding that the minimum wage be increased to €10 an hour in the budget.

The call for an 85 cent increase in the national minimum wage - which is already among the highest in Europe - is likely to put the alliance at odds with Fine Gael during talks on the budget.

Independent Alliance ministers Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both criticised the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of a 10 cent increase...

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