Ikea to introduce €11.50 per hour 'living wage'
Well, this is a pretty sound move.
Ikea are raising their minimum wage to €11.50 in their Ballymun store, to align with what a person needs to earn to have an acceptable standard of living in this country.
For full-time staff, that's around €450 per week or €24k per year.
It's also almost €3 higher than the national minimum wage of €8.65 per hour.
Pernille Hagild, IKEA UK and Ireland HR Manager said: "As a values driven organisation we believe in providing a meaningful wage to our co-workers that supports the cost of living no matter where they live.
"We are committed to paying the Living Wage to our co-workers in Ireland by April 2016."
Let's hope other companies follow suit.
H/T to Irish Independent