Balance Must Be Found Before Minimum Wage Is Increased - Midlands Junior Minister

The Labour Party is calling for a boost to low paid workers.

The government says a balance has to be found before the minimum wage can be increased.

The Labour Party has put forward a bill calling for a boost to low paid workers as they deal with the cost of living crisis.

The party is looking to bring the minimum wage of €10.50, in line with the living wage of €12.90 an hour.

Leader Ivana Bacik says immediate action is needed to ease the burden on the low-paid:

The Aontú leader thinks it's "absolutely morally wrong" for workers not to get a wage that covers their basic needs.

Meath-West TD Peadar Tóibín says huge numbers are struggling to live day to day:

But Junior Trade Minister and Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD, Robert Troy says other considerations have to be taken into account first:

More from Midlands News