Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 10:30
39% of workers on the minimum wage aged between 18 and 29
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the decision to hold a forum on the Living Wage, but has warned that wider issues related to the changing nature of employment in Ireland also need to be addressed. The Living Wage forum is taking place in Dublin Castle today (30.09.15).
Speaking in advance of the forum, James Doorley, NYCI deputy director said: “The decision of Government to hold this Forum is welcome, however, we need to see a plan of action following today’s event.
“Moreover, it is important to recognise that the labour market has changed radically in the last decade and that young people are on the front line in coping with the rise of precarious employment.