The employers’ group Ibec has said there is no justification for increasing the current national minimum wage of €8.65 at this time.It said an inappro(...)

Senators criticised Ibec and the US Chamber of Commerce for joining a major cigarette company in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for ciga(...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir: chair of the new Low Pay Commission which will advise the Government on the rate of the national minimum wage. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former banker and HSE Board member Dr Donal de Buitléir has been made chair of the Government’s new Low Pay Commission. The commission will advise the(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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“The (European) Commission went to the industry lobby groups and asked if more transparent labelling would cost more, so of course it said it would,” said Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Agriculture has expressed serious reservations about proposals before the European Parliament which would force producers to supply (...)

Siptu chief Jack O’Connor: Wants to see increases of 5% across the economy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

In December Labour Minister for Employment Ged Nash said 2015 would be “year of the pay rise”.While few workers are likely to have actually received p(...)

 Minster for Business and Employment Ged Nash. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hotel operators have said that the re-introduction of wage -setting mechansims inthe sector to determine pay and conditions for staff would jeopardise(...)

The Irish Stock Exchange will host a breakfast briefing about its #IPOready initiative, which is aimed at companies on course for a stock market listing in the next five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Thursday, the Irish Stock Exchange will host a breakfast briefing about its #IPOready initiative, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland and Inve(...)

Jack O’Connor, general secretary of Siptu, said the union wanted increases of 5 per cent in the public and private sectors and that it would be seeking the introduction of a minimum living wage of €11.45 per hour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The employers’ group Ibec has criticised as “reckless and foolish” calls by the trade union Siptu for a 5 per cent pay rise across the economy. (...)