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".
'The national minimum wage should rise to €13.30 in January 2024 and then increase by another €2 in January 2025 - we need to reach out to young workers' Owen Reidy General Secretary ICTUhttps://t.co/rYer84BeDg pic.twitter.com/Whku25F1BM
— Irish Congress (ICTU) (@irishcongress) May 25, 2023
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.