The Dáil will today debate plans to increase the minimum wage by around 25% by 2025.
Under The Labour Party's bill, the minimum wage would equal the 'living wage' (€12.90) within three years.
Labour is also calling for the minimum wage to be immediately increased by €1 per hour.
It currently stands at €10.50 cents an hour, but they argue it should be raised as soon as possible due to spiralling inflation.
Party leader Ivana Bacik says immediate action's also needed to ease the burden on the low-paid:
"We're conscious that with inflation at a 22 year high at about 7%, the spike in the cost of living is really hitting individuals and households hard".
She adds: "The concept of the living wage if you like will increase by the end of this year probably to about €13.80.
This is a blueprint for the government to deliver on their promises of a living wage for workers 💰@ivanabacik launched our Living Wage Bill today to ensure a pay rise for low paid workers 🌹#IrelandNeedsAPayRise pic.twitter.com/Y3rauNbTfz
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