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Fears of Reduced Hours for Minimum Wage Workers as Ireland's Rate Increases in 2024

From January 1st, the minimum wage in Ireland will jump by 1 euro 40 cent to 12 euro 70 an hour.

There are fears that workers on the minimum wage could see their hours cut when the rate increases next year.

From January 1st, the minimum wage in Ireland will jump by 1 euro 40 cent to 12 euro 70 an hour.

Some employer organisations say the rate increase will harm the hospitality and retail sectors where some teenage workers are only earning 7 euro 91 cent an hour currently.

A new ESRI report has found that there are 15 thousand workers under the age of 18 who are being paid sub minimum wage rates by their bosses.

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