Tagged with: Wages


New CSO report on historical earnings

TASC 03/05/2017

A new report from the CSO on historical earnings shows that the real earnings of workers grew by an average of 2% per annum from 1938 to 2015. The real earnings of industrial workers in the industry sector increased 319% over the period. Amongst the other findings in the Historical earnings report are that the gender pay gap of industrial workers …



Cork incomes seminar

30/09/2011

Videos of yesterday's seminar on 'Incomes - Instruments of Recovery', held in Cork, will be available shortly. Meanwhile, click here to see some of …

Party nation

Michael Taft 27/09/2011

Michael Taft: Remember that statement – how during the boom years we all ‘partied’ as a nation? Remember those prescriptions – how we had to …

On premature optimism

Terrence McDonough 26/09/2011

Terrence McDonough: On Thursday, some positive Irish growth figures provided an island of optimism in a sea of bad international economic news. Any …

The four factors shifting power away from workers and citizens

Paul Sweeney 23/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: In developed countries, there has been a decline in labour’s share of national income going to wages for many years. This has major …

Thomas Palley on a global minimum wage system

22/07/2011

Thomas Palley is Bernard L. Schwartz Economic Growth Fellow with the New America Foundation. This piece was originally published in the FT …

Lessons from Brazil

Paul Sweeney 28/06/2011

Paul Sweeney: While the recession shows no sign of ending here, it is good to look abroad at other counties which had hard times and are doing well …

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