Tagged with: subsidies on wages


Stating the facts again .... and again

Michael Taft 10/05/2011

Michael Taft: Apologies for going over this ground again but if employers’ organisations insist on misrepresenting the issues, we have to keep correcting them. Yesterday I was on Today FM’s the Last Word with Brian Fallon from the Restaurant Association of Ireland, discussing the RAI’s latest call to cut the wages of low-paid workers. Mr. …



Minimum wage - facts, fiction and flights of fancy

Sinéad Pentony 27/07/2010

Sinéad Pentony: The minimum wage rate is €8.65 per hour and it has been frozen since 2007. The introduction of the two per cent income levy in the …

Wages in the Crisis

Rory O'Farrell 10/07/2010

Rory O'Farrell: The European Trade Union Institute has brought out a working paper on the impact of the crisis on wages in Europe (this is perhaps …

Should countries cut wages?

Rory O'Farrell 08/04/2010

Rory O'Farrell: The current financial crisis is special in two main respects. The first and most obvious is the size and scope of the worldwide …

A wages reality check

21/08/2009

Do Irish workers really enjoy the fourth-highest wages in the world? It seems the headline writers didn't really read the 2009 UBS Prices and …

Minimum wages and low pay

Michael Taft 24/07/2009

Michael Taft: The latest swing in the debate has turned on those earning the minimum wage, though in truth this is a continuation of the call last …

ICTU clarifies on employment support

Slí Eile 02/07/2009

Slí Eile: Following Sarah Carey's article yesterday on jobs subsidies, David Begg has provided a very important clarification in today's Irish Times …

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