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Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that this week’s increase in the minimum wage to €9.55 per hour will give a boost to lower paid workers in Galway.
The Low Pay Commission is recommending an increase to the minimum wage of 30 cents, bringing it to €9.55 per hour.
New data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that average weekly earnings increased by 2.7 per cent up to the third quarter of this year.
Galway West TD Derek Nolan has said that the recommended increase to the minimum wage is about making work pay. Speaking about the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of increasing the minimum wage by 50c to €9.15 per hour, Deputy Nolan said:
Mayo Fianna Fáil deputy, Dara Calleary, who is the party’s spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, says his party is strongly advocating for a 6.4 per cent increase to the national minimum wage.
For fear it might sound like the business community is continually harping on about how difficult their lot genuinely is, it might be worth pointing out this week exactly what it means to be a person in business – particularly running your own business – in this day and age. The best way to present the case for the business community is to compare and contrast it with that of the employee. Let's start with the employee.
Labour councillor Harry Barrett has welcomed the restoration of the minimum wage from €7.65 to €8.65.
The hotel industry offers huge potential for creating employment if it is allowed a sustainable cost structure, according to the chairman of the Galway branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. Paul Gill has called on local TDs to support the abolition of the Joint Labour Committee system, stating that their additional layer is incompatible with jobs growth when allied to our minimum wage, currently the third highest in Europe.
The notion that Ireland’s economy will recover by cutting €40 from the wage packets of those earning as little as €346 per week is “immoral” and “economically illiterate”.
The Irish restaurant industry contributes €2 billion to the Irish economy each year, yet the industry is struggling due to Sunday premium rates they are forced to pay workers.