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#Living wage

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased to €12.30 per hour to reflect the living wage?

The current national minimum wage is €9.80 per hour.

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip Retail And Services

Beauty company Lush is taking a 'long-term view' with the living wage - despite a profit dip

The cosmetics company began paying the living wage to staff in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year Job Fairy

Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year

The discount supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in Ireland in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

€11.90 per hour has been recommended as an appropriate living wage.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle Opinion

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

From TheJournal.ie 'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people' Opinion

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'

Young Fine Gael wants its senior party colleagues to change conditions for soldiers being paid ‘the lowest average wage in the public sector’.

From TheJournal.ie Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay' Column

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'

Other countries seem to manage fine with decent wages, writes Robert Sweeney.

From TheJournal.ie Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour Money Money Money

Rising rents have pushed the living wage up to €11.90 an hour

Despite rising housing costs, the price of food, clothing, health insurance and transport all fell in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage Living Wage

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage

It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?

The current housing crisis, and associated increases in rent levels, has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

From TheJournal.ie Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour It All Adds Up

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

From TheJournal.ie One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Ikea is raising its pay for Irish staff to €11.50 an hour – the basic rate considered necessary to fund a decent standard of living.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

From TheJournal.ie Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

From TheJournal.ie Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense' Extra Cash

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'

Which means good.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50 Living Wage

Aldi staff in line for pay hike as supermarket commits to raising hourly rate to €11.50

The German supermarket chain also plans to recruit over 400 new staff next year.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour Living Wage

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour

The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour? Living Wage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

This is the estimated rate a person needs to earn to afford a decent standard of living.

From TheJournal.ie Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes' The Payoff

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

From TheJournal.ie Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers Swede As A Nut

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers

The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.

From TheJournal.ie Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour? Enough To Live On

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

From TheJournal.ie Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living? All About The Money

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?

The threshold has just gone up.

From TheJournal.ie Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading' We're Not Partying

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

From TheJournal.ie The UK's minimum wage has just gone up... Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

From TheJournal.ie The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth Davos

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

But how can this be reversed?

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage' Standard Of Living

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'

Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers Respect

Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers

Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs Living Wage

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards Labour Conference

Joan Burton admits Labour's failures on living standards

Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference Living Wage

Joan Burton calls for 'living wage' ahead of Labour Party conference

The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland Opinion

Joan Burton: Why it's time to talk about a Living Wage for Ireland

Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.

From TheJournal.ie Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient' Social Welfare

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.