On Friday 1 April 2016, IKEA Dublin will introduce the Living Wage for all of its co-workers. 413 co-workers will receive a pay rise to the Living Wage set at a rate of €11.50* per hour.
This move is part of a wider transformation of basic co-worker conditions as IKEA looks to ensure that co-workers have the right level of pay, the right contract and an appropriate schedule.
As part of this transformation, IKEA is also implementing a proportionate pay increase for 129 team leaders – representing an additional investment from the business into its workforce – as well as committing to giving all customer-facing co-workers one weekend off in four.
Marsha Smith, Store Manager, IKEA Dublin said: “April 1st marks yet another significant milestone for IKEA in Ireland as we introduce the Living Wage for all co-workers. At IKEA we believe in investing in our co-workers and this latest initiative is a further example of our continued commitment to co-worker development and conditions. We know that introducing the Living Wage will have real and lasting benefits for our co-workers”.
“Implementing the Living Wage is not only the right thing to do for our co-workers but it also makes commercial sense. It is vital to the ongoing success and sustainability of the business that we retain co-workers as well as attract the top talent in the local market place. Furthermore, we believe that a team with good compensation and excellent working conditions will continue to provide our customers with a great shopping experience.”
For further information please contact:
Weber Shandwick PR
Mary McCarthy/ Jess Corcoran
Mary McCarthy (086) 256 8429/ Jess Corcoran (087) 218 2936
Notes to editors
- * The Living Wage is calculated by the Living Wage Technical Group Ireland
- The current Living Wage rate is set at €11.50
About IKEA Group
Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people and we offer well designed, functional and affordable, high quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. The IKEA Group has 330 stores in 28 countries. In addition there are more than 40 stores run by franchisees outside the IKEA Group. The IKEA Group had 771 million visits during FY15 and 1.9 billion people visited IKEA.com