Employers Urged To Follow Example Of Aldi And Living Wage

Employers in Ireland have been encouraged to examine the business and social case for the Living Wage and the benefits it can bring to their staff.

Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, made the recommendation following an announcement that Aldi would adopt the Living Wage for all it's staff in Ireland.

Minister Nash said: "The campaign for a Living Wage is really gaining momentum now and I welcome Aldi’s announcement today that it is to join the pioneering group of employers here who support the Living Wage. 

"The campaign in the UK took ten years to secure the backing of some of the major retailers but in Ireland we now have IKEA, Lidl and Aldi announcing their support for the voluntary Living Wage. 

"As our economy improves, and the retail sector which I have responsibility for has shown growth of 5.5% in the third quarter of this year, I believe it is an opportune time for employers who can now afford to do so to share the benefits of the recovery with their employees. 

"I would encourage other employers, large and small, to examine the business and social case for the Living Wage and the benefits it can bring to their staff and join the campaign."


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