RGDATA welcomes Low Pay Commission decision to defer decision on raising minimum wage
RGDATA had called for moratorium on minimum wage increases to give employers time to deal with the fallout from Covid-19 and Brexit
28 July 2020
The decision by the Low Pay Commission to delay making a recommendation to government on raising the minimum wage, has been welcomed by independent retailers’ organisation RGDATA.
“In its submission to the Low Pay Commission, RGDATA called for moratorium on minimum wage increases to allow employers time to deal with the fallout from Covid-19 and Brexit so we welcome this decision by the LPC not to make its usual July recommendation to government,” said RGDATA director general Tara Buckley.
The LPC’s recommendation has now been deferred until September.
The Irish Times reports that concerns were raised by employers about the affordability of any increase given the uncertainty brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, the commission recommended an increase of 30 cent to the minimum wage for adults, bringing the rate to €10.10 per hour.