A Killarney restaurateur says a higher minimum wage would put more pressures on businesses and the self-employed.
A new minimum wage of €9.15 per hour is being proposed by the Low Pay Commission – an increase of 50 cent on the current rate.
The pay rise would be worth over €1,000 per annum to low paid workers.
Paul Treyvaud who runs a restaurant in Killarney says the Labour Party knows that they are facing defeat at the next election and are trying to buy votes through supporting the proposal.
He suggests that there are other ways to increase employees’ wages: