Junior Minister wants to see minimum wage increased to €11.50 per hour

Junior Minister wants to see minimum wage increased to €11.50 per hour

The Junior Minister for Jobs is calling for an increase in the minimum wage.

Independent John Halligan wants to see the hourly minimum rise to €11.50 over the next two years - a 25% increase on current levels.

The proposal is a significant step up from the Government's current plan to increase the minimum wage to €10.50 over the next five years.

The Sunday Business Post reports that Minister Halligan has been heavily criticised by employers' group IBEC which sees the comments as "unhelpful".

Junior Minister wants to see minimum wage increased to €11.50 per hour

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