Cork TD slams minimum wage increase

Socialist Party TD Mick Barry says the proposed 80c an hour increase to the minimum wage ‘wouldn’t feed the pigeons’.

The measure, which is set to be agreed by cabinet this morning, will see the legal wage a worker must be paid per hour rise to €11.30.

Speaking to RedFM news this morning, Deputy Barry says the proposed increase is completely inadequate:

“An 80 cent increase in the minimum wage wouldn’t be enough to feed the pigeons these days. It is out of sync with the lived experience of low paid workers in this cost of living crisis. It’s not possible to have a decent life in this country while being paid €11.30 an hour.”


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