Burton will back a rise in minimum wage

Burton will back a rise in minimum wage

Tánaiste Joan Burton has promised to back a rise in the national minimum wage for workers and to give two weeks of paid paternity leave to fathers. Although the Low Pay Commission will have to make a recommendation on the current minimum wage rate of

“And if they recommend an increase, I can tell conference here and now: we will increase it,” she said.

As part of Labour’s promise to turn the “economic recovery” into a “social recovery”, Burton said in her televised address last night that two weeks of paid paternity leave would be introduced. She said it would mean that “mums and dads can both afford to spend precious time with their new baby”.

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