The New Low Pay Commission has today called for submissions on the National Minimum Wage. The Commission has been tasked with advising the Government on the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage.
It is now seeking the views of anyone with an interest in the minimum wage, as part of a public consultation process. Comments, observations and submissions on any matter relating to the National Minimum Wage are to be made in writing before the deadline of 5pm on Monday the 13th of April.
The Commission was officially launched at the end of last month and is chaired by Dr Donal de Buitleir. Its remit is to make recommendations to Government in relation to the setting of the minimum wage, taking an evidence-based approach. It is expected to report by July 15th.
Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD said, "The work of the Low Pay Commission is extremely important and it has a relatively short time frame in which to report back to me with a recommended rate for the minimum wage. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in low pay to make a submission to the Commission, but particularly workers who earn the minimum wage and employers who pay the minimum wage."