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The Low Pay Commission is recommending an increase to the minimum wage of 30 cents, bringing it to €9.55 per hour.
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:
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 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.
The new national minimum wage rate will come into effect on February 1 following the signing of the order on Wednesday by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe.
Labour General Election candidate for Mayo Dr Jerry Cowley has said that the Government decision to reduce the minimum wage could have serious implications for small and medium businesses all over the country.
Any cut to the minimum wage would create severe hardship for low paid workers and must be resisted, according to Castlebar Sinn Fein councillor Therese Ruane. She said such a move would force more families to rely on supplementary welfare assistance from the State and would have knock on impacts on across the local economy. Cllr Ruane sought support in the matter from her colleagues on Castlebar Town Council at this week’s meeting.
The system that determines the pay and conditions for about 170,000 workers in the country is out of date, totally inappropriate for the current economic circumstances and in need of a radical overhaul, according to IBEC.