Labour Youth welcomes Minimum Wage increase for 2016
Labour Youth welcomes the implementation of the minimum wage increase from today which come on top of reductions in USC for low-earners, that were introduced as part of Budget 2016.
National Chairperson, Grace Williams, says on the issue: “Labour Youth is delighted that the minimum wage is increasing in 2016 from €8.65 to €9.15 an hour.
“The living wage is an issue that we have long fought for in Labour Youth and seeing the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of a minimum wage increase being implemented in 2016 is great progress in this.
“We commend the incredible work by Minister Ged Nash in achieving this increase, alongside other measures he has introduced to ensure that low paid and vulnerable workers in this country are protected.
“With this being the second minimum wage increase by Labour in this government, it is clear that low paid workers see the direct benefits of having the Labour Party in government.
“There is no doubt that these increases would not have been introduced without Labour in government.”