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Wages

# wages - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low Economy

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# wages - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013 Pay Packet

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

# wages - Friday 14 March, 2014

McDonald’s workers claim their wages were stolen…by McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corporation faces seven lawsuits, while franchisees were included in five of them in California, Michigan and New York.

# wages - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: As a society, we can’t afford to pay Irish workers so little Working Poor

Column: As a society, we can’t afford to pay Irish workers so little

The term ‘working poor’ should be an oxymoron but it’s a reality in Ireland – a wage increase is desperately needed, writes Jimmy Kelly.

# wages - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Irish people are working longer and earning less than 2012

If you earned €687 a week last year, you are average.

# wages - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on Penny Pinching

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# wages - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘A good day for low-paid workers’ as JLCs are retained Minimum Wage

‘A good day for low-paid workers’ as JLCs are retained

Trade unions welcomed the decision, but Ibec was less enthusiastic.

# wages - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 14 signs that payday can’t come soon enough Dolla Dolla Bills

# wages - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

From The Score New £5 million salary cap for the ‘most competitive league in world rugby’ Money Talks

New £5 million salary cap for the ‘most competitive league in world rugby’

Premiership Rugby has announced that their clubs will be operating under a boosted wage limit from 2014/15.

# wages - Monday 20 January, 2014

Staff to picket UCC’s Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute UCC

Staff to picket UCC’s Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute

Workers claim there is pay inequity between them and a number of their counterparts in UCC who are doing the same job.

# wages - Friday 3 January, 2014

Payment issue for some AIB customers delayed the payment of wages

The problems are believed to be unrelated from the ATM problems that plagued customers last month.

# wages - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines Salaries

Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines

A number of ministers explained that their advisers had previously been on much higher pay scales when working in the private sector prior to their appointment in the respective departments.

# wages - Monday 9 December, 2013

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

# wages - Sunday 8 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Probe launched into allegations of fraudulent garda payment claims Investigation

Probe launched into allegations of fraudulent garda payment claims

Gardaí said a chief superintendent has been appointed to investigate the claims.

# wages - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton calls for ‘living wage’ ahead of Labour Party conference Living Wage

Joan Burton calls for ‘living wage’ ahead of Labour Party conference

The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.

# wages - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Jealousy of the successful is not a viable economic policy Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Jealousy of the successful is not a viable economic policy

There are many reasons why a Swiss-like pay proposal is a bad one. For one, the top one per cent of income earners in Ireland pay 20 per cent of the income tax, writes Aaron McKenna.

# wages - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Garda allowance and overtime payments delayed until new year again Garda Payments

Garda allowance and overtime payments delayed until new year again Exclusive

Gardaí will now have to wait until January to receive the payments earned in November.

# wages - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers Inequality

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers

The radical proposal will be voted on next week in a referendum.

# wages - Saturday 31 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

# wages - Saturday 3 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach’s office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012 Good Advice

Taoiseach’s office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012

This figure compares to over one million euro that Brian Cowen paid in special adviser salaries when he was Taoiseach.

# wages - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law Minimum Wage

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# wages - Monday 1 July, 2013

Big businesses are ‘the main culprits’ in late payments

ISME praised the adoption of a voluntary code on prompt payments by SMEs – but says big business must be forced to agree to the code in order to improve the cash-flow of smaller operations.

# wages - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

The average Irish worker earns €36,079, €174 more than in 2011

In the three years to 2012, total annual earnings have fallen by €4 billion or -6.7 per cent.

# wages - Monday 17 June, 2013

Pay for most Irish workers fell between December and March Pay

Pay for most Irish workers fell between December and March

Overall pay rose by 0.4pc, according to Eurostat – but if you don’t work in a professional industry, it probably fell.

# wages - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# wages - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Workers in Ireland earn an average of €697 a week

Workers in administrative and support services have seen an increase on last year while those employed in construction have fared worst.

# wages - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers ‘weathering the storm’ as experts predict recession is bottoming out

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# wages - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# wages - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gender pay gap in Ireland still ‘unacceptably’ wide Gender Equality

Gender pay gap in Ireland still ‘unacceptably’ wide

A report that was discussed in the European Parliament today found that 38 per cent of Europeans rank the pay gap as the most important inequality.

# wages - Monday 18 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2 Pay Cuts

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.

# wages - Sunday 10 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid Civil Servants

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

# wages - Friday 15 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# wages - Friday 1 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie GRA rejects proposed cuts to garda pay and allowances Croke Park

GRA rejects proposed cuts to garda pay and allowances

Briefing documents show that the government is seeking to extend the working day and cut overtime and payments for working on public holidays.

# wages - Thursday 31 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Junior doctors in Cork worked almost 125,000 overtime hours in 5 months Junior Doctor

Junior doctors in Cork worked almost 125,000 overtime hours in 5 months

Earlier this month it was revealed that junior doctors are being asked to work 36 hours in succession.

# wages - Friday 18 January, 2013

SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal

SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.

# wages - Thursday 17 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is a ‘high earner’ in Ireland today? Opinion

Column: What is a ‘high earner’ in Ireland today?

We tend to think of ‘high earners’ as being those with salaries above €100,000 – but the figures reveal a different story, writes Micheál Collins.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise Wages

Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise

This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.

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