The German company has announced that they will pay all of its 413 Ballymun employees what it considers to be a “Living Wage” of €11.50, starting from Friday April 1st.
IKEA said this is the first part of their improvement of basic conditions as it looks to ensure that its staff have the right level of pay, the right contract and an appropriate schedule.
IKEA will also introduce a proportionate pay increase for 129 team leaders.
It is not yet known when the company intends on rolling out such conditions to the rest of its stores, but Marsha Smith, Store Manager at IEA Dublin said:
“Implementing the Living Wage is not only the right thing to do for our co-workers but it also makes commercial sense,”
“It is vital to the ongoing success and sustainability of the business that we retain co-workers as well as attract the top talent in the local market place,”
“We believe that a team with good compensation and excellent working conditions will continue to provide our customers with a great shopping experience,” she concluded.