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Submissions On The National Minimum Wage Sought By Low Pay Commission

Published on Mar 9 2015 9:50 AM in Retail

Submissions On The National Minimum Wage Sought By Low Pay Commission

The newly appointed Low Pay Commission has called for submissions on the national minimum wage, and is seeking the views of anyone with an interest in the issue, as part of a public consultation process.

The commission is seeking any comments, observations and submissions concerning the National Minimum Wage to be made in writing before their deadline of 5pm Monday the 13th of April. It was officially launched late last month and includes Vincent Jennings, CEO of Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association and Tom Noonan, Chief Executive with The Maxol Group.

Its goal is to make recommendations to the Government in relation to setting the minimum wage, by utilising an evidence-based approach.

Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD said, “The work of the Low Pay Commission is extremely important and it has a relatively short time frame in which to report back to me with a recommended rate for the minimum wage. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in low pay to make a submission to the Commission, but particularly workers who earn the minimum wage and employers who pay the minimum wage.”

The Low Pay Commission was founded following a commitment in the Statement of Priorities agreed by the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste last July, with the intention to report by July 15th.

The range of issues it will discuss include the changes in earnings since the minimum wage was last increased in 2011, the unemployment and employment rates generally, the expected impact of a change to the minimum wage on employment, the cost of living and national competitiveness changes in income distribution and currency exchange rates

© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Hannah Popham.

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