Tánaiste outlines proposal to bring in living wage for all

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Local Enterprise Week 2024

Local Enterprise Week is organised every year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country. This year Local Enterprise Week takes place from Monday,

Building on his work to date to improve terms and conditions for workers, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar today outlined his proposal to introduce a living wage for all employees, starting from next year. He will now consult with various interested parties, including employer and worker representative groups, unions and the public on the draft plan.

Last year, the Tánaiste asked the Low Pay Commission to conduct research and report to him on how best the government can progress to a living wage. Today’s proposals are based on these recommendations.

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