Increase the minimum wage to a living wage - if 40% of us are better off under the Emergency Unemployment payment instead of working, we need to fix the minimum wage.
Why is this important?
Leo Varadkar said being better off on the unemployment payment rather than working is “not fair” and “not sustainable”, and he's right. It's not fair or sustainable that minimum wages don't meet the costs of living.
Raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Protect people returning back to work. This pandemic has changed our lives, and our priority should be the health and safety of everyone in Ireland. That includes making enough money to live on.