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Today is the start of a very profound shift in the Irish workplace - Tanaiste

Posted on October 08, 2015 at 05:51 PM

Today An Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Business Ged Nash have welcomed the announcement by Lidl that they will be introducing a living wage to their workforce of 3,800 people. Lidl are the first employer to become a nationwide employer; paying their employees North and South a living wage.

An Tánaiste and Labour Party leader, Joan Burton has described the move by Lidl as a “profound shift in the Irish workplace, when employers begin to embrace the Living Wage”.

[Read the Tanaiste's statement in our media centre.]

Following on from his successful Living Wage Forum last week Minister Ged Nash has called Lidl’s decision to pay their employees “a significant milestone and I am encouraging all employers who can to actively consider the benefits for their workforce.”

If you're interested in finding out about the Living Wage, we posted about Minister Nash's Living Wage Forum on our blog, read it here

Minister Nash is also on Twitter, do follow him from here. 

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