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First Union: Now is the time to raise minimum wage up to level of the living wage

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Jan 2023, 7:37AM
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First Union: Now is the time to raise minimum wage up to level of the living wage

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Jan 2023, 7:37AM

Divided opinion, over whether the Government should be increasing the minimum wage.

The number of people seeking help for financial hardship has been surging, as inflation remains at historic highs.

Business groups and opposition parties say increasing the minimum wage would add to inflationary pressure.

First Union's Edward Millar told Tim Dower now is the time to raise the minimum wage up to the level of the living wage.

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