The Unite trade union is calling for the minimum wage to be increased by €1.
The group is calling for a Wage Recovery Package to be implemented to increase incomes for those low rates of pay.
The union also says that the country is in a low-pay crisis, with a widening gap in wage levels.
Secretary of Unite, Jimmy Kelly, says the low pay commission should increase the minimum wage as soon as possible.
He said: "We should immediately increase the minimum wage by a euro to €9.65 per hour from €8.65.
"We welcome the fact the Government introduced a low pay commission. We don’t think it needs a big study or a big analysis to realise, because it has stayed at the same level since 2007, that it needs to be increased now."