More than 500 IKEA workers to get pay hike today

More than 500 IKEA workers to get pay hike today

A total of 542 co-workers at IKEA's Dublin store will receive a pay rise today.

The Swedish furniture retailer will pay 413 workers in Ballymun a 'living wage' of €11.50 per hour.

Meanwhile, the company is also introducing a proportional wage increase for its 129 team leaders.

IKEA says that these measures are part of an overhaul of its basic working conditions for employees to ensure that workers receive the right level of pay and an appropriate schedule.

The company has also committed to giving all customer-facing workers one weekend off in four.

The Living Wage of €11.50 is calculated by the Living Wage Technical Group Ireland.

Ikea has 330 stores in 28 countries.

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