CSNA meets Low Pay Commission to discuss minimum wage rate
Association formed part of a delegation of representatives from service industries employing a significant number of national minimum wage workers
11 May 2021 | 0
The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) recently met with the Low Pay Commission (LPC) as it considers the wage rate for 2022.
The CSNA was part of a delegation of representatives from each of the service industries employing a significant number of national minimum wage (NMW) workers.
CSNA National Executive member Derek Moran from Eurospar in Drogheda discussed his experience of the effect of NMW increases on all other pay grades.
“While acknowledging that our retail businesses have been permitted to remain open, our overall profitability has actually declined due to restrictions and additional Covid costs,” said the CSNA. “The LPC were reminded that their duty was to make recommendations based on the evidence rather than sympathy for low paid or hard-pressed workers or employers.”
The Local Jobs Alliance comprises trade associations from retail, hospitality and beauty and were invited to present to the commission in advance of this year’s deliberations.