SME sector can’t afford to pick up bill for living wage plan
Successive governments have neglected small indigenous business, instead bending over backwards to court FDI
A political consensus has emerged in Ireland in recent years about moving from a minimum wage to a situation of a living wage for all.
Proponents say a living wage is needed to provide employees with sufficient income to achieve an agreed acceptable minimum standard of living. In that sense it is an income floor, representing a figure which allows employees to afford the essentials of life.
Last November, the now Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, announced ...