Union launches campaign against lowering minimum wage

Union launches campaign against lowering minimum wage

The country's largest union has today launched a camping of opposition to any efforts to cut the minimum wage.

SIPTU says it must protect the income of the lowest-paid workers.

The minimum wage is currently €8.65 an hour and the Government is proposing that employers should have an option to plead an inability to pay the full rate which is set down in statute.

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