Belfast Telegraph

Minimum wage to increase by 30 cents an hour

The minimum wage is set to increase by 30 cents an hour.

The lowest paid will receive 9.55, or an extra 12 euros for a 40-hour week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

Ireland's Low Pay Commission made the recommendation.

Mr Varadkar said: "This would be a modest increase but it's ahead of the rate of inflation and average increases in earnings."

It would be the fourth increase in the minimum wage since 2011, the second under this Government, and a further step towards the Programme for Government commitment for a minimum wage of 10.50 euro, the Taoiseach added.

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