SIPTU plans to call for an increase of the minimum wage to €11.45 – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

SIPTU plans to call for an increase of the minimum wage to €11.45




Euro-coins

 

The union’s president, Jack O’Connor, has stated that he intends to pursue a “sharp rise” in the minimum wage, and also a general 5% wage increase in the coming months.

In a speech today, Mr. O’Connor said that “in a new battle to establish a minimum living wage of €11.45 an hour across all those sectors of the economy where the gross exploitation of vulnerable workers is the order of the day.”

Continuing his elocution, he added that SIPTU members will engage in “a national campaign to apply pressure on the Government to commence the task of abolishing the Universal Social Charge and replacing it with a new mechanism which will be equally efficient as a means of raising revenue from the better off while removing the burden on those on low to middle incomes.”

The minimum wage in Ireland has not risen since 2007.

Share this story with a friend

Share this story

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page