An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

NEW RATE IS “NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH” SAY CRITICS Good news for graduates doing low-paid internships, shop jobs and bar work: the national minimum wage is set to rise in October 2015. The bad news? The new rate is just 20p per hour more than the current rate....
The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

ROCK-BOTTOM PAY FOR 5 MILLION WORKERS “CAN’T CARRY ON”, INSISTS ED MILIBAND Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans to increase the UK’s national minimum wage to a level closer to the country’s average income, if his party wins the...
Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

BOSSES MUST “DO THE RIGHT THING” NOW ECONOMY IS RECOVERING Firms that can afford to pay their staff a living wage have a moral responsibility to do so, the Archbishop of York has said. If acted upon, this recommendation would make a huge difference to...