Slides from the Living Wage Seminar

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Date and time

4 March 2020


Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, DO2 X338

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Slides from the Living Wage Seminar - 'Strategies on getting a Living Wage' which took place yesterday in the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland (RSAI).

Please find the slides from the Living Wage Seminar.  The presentations are by:

  • Graham Griffiths, Head of Partnerships, UK, Living Wage Foundation 
  • Robert Thornton, Senior Research and Policy Officer, VPSJ
  • Michael Taft, Researcher, SIPTU
  • Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland

A Living Wage is intended to establish an hourly wage rate that should provide employees with sufficient income to achieve an agreed acceptable minimum standard of living.  In recent years, the concept of Living Wage has entered the political and public discourse and this seminar provides an opportunity to explore the context, strategies, options and challenges around achieving a Living Wage for workers in Ireland.

The Living Wage Technical Group was established in March 2014 and worked to establish a methodology for calculating the Republic of Ireland Living Wage – launched in July 2014. 

Further details on the Living Wage and on the methodology used to calculate the Living Wage can be found on

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