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Govt appoints low-pay Commission

Written by Business World, on 17th Feb 2015. Posted in Ireland

article headlineThe Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, has appointed Dr Donal de Buitleir as the Chairperson of the Low Pay Commission. This new body will advise the Government on an annual basis on what is the appropriate rate of the National Minimum Wage. Dr de Buitleir is Director of Publicpolicy.ie. Minister Nash is also appointing eight members to serve on the Commission. They are: Vincent Jennings Chief Executive Officer, Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association Patricia King Vice President, SIPTU, incoming General Secretary of ICTU Gerry Light Assistant General Secretary, Mandate Trade Union Caroline McEnery Director, HR Suite; HR and Business Solutions Edel McGinley Director, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Mary Mosse Lecturer in Economics, Programme Director for Postgraduate Research, WIT Business School Tom Noonan Chief Executive, The Maxol Group, President of IBEC (2008 to 2010) Prof Donal O'Neill Dept. of Economics, NUI, Maynooth Minister Nash said, "The new chairperson Donal de Buitleir and the commissioners will now carry out the important task of examining data and consulting directly with workers and employers in order to advise the Government on what the appropriate rate should be." "Work should always pay but I don't underestimate the difficult task that they will have, balancing the needs of workers who are paid the least in our society and those of employers who we want to see sustaining and growing their businesses and continuing to create jobs." For more visit www.businessworld.ie

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