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Calls For Minimum Wage To Increase By €2 In January

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

12:26 25 May 2023

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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling for the country's minimum wage to increase by €2.

It's currently €11.30, and the union wants to see it increase to €13.30 in January next year.

ICTU is then calling for a further €2 increase in January 2025.

The minimum wage will be replaced by a new living wage by 2026.

According to 'Living Wage Ireland' a living wage "is a wage which makes possible a minimum acceptable standard of living".

ICTU also says young people on apprenticeships need to be paid the minimum wage.

The union added the State has failed young people when it comes to the cost-of-living crisis and rising housing and rental prices.


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