Tag Archives: minimum wage

It’s time to be bold on the Living Wage

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If we believe that a Living Wage should apply to all, then we must be prepared to consider how we achieve it, writes Karen Jennings.

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Four ideas to solve the low pay crisis

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An anonymous hotline to report employers for shady practices is just one way American activists are looking to tackle their own low pay crisis. Here are four ideas for solving our own.

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19p should be the first step towards a mandatory living wage

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When the National Minimum Wage is increased in the autumn, it will remain far below a living wage and will leave millions earning poverty wages.

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The government is messing low paid workers around for political capital

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It’s a shame the government has to mess around millions of low paid workers for a relatively small amount of political capital.

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A minimum wage increase is long overdue

An increase in the minimum wage is long overdue.

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Graph: How the minimum has failed to keep up with the cost of living

As the graph from Green Party London Assembly member Jenny Jones shows, the National Minimum Wage has failed to keep up with London’s rising cost of living.

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The minimum wage at 15 – fully grown-up?

There is a strong consensus that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been a success yet, quite rightly, we are still worried about low pay. Can we do more with the NMW, or should we be thinking about a whole platter of policies to bring about fairer pay?

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A mandatory living wage – the debate we need to have

If we don’t raise wages, control rents or reverse welfare cuts, we are going to completely price low paid workers out of London.

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The government must do more to promote freedom

One rare piece of good news from the Tory-led government was Nick Clegg’s decision to block the so-called ‘Snoopers Charter’, a draft piece of fundamentally illiberal legislation which would have allowed the security services to monitor emails, text messages and internet browsing.

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A minimum wage worker would need to work 380 hours a week to match top earner

A minimum wage worker would need to work for 380 hours a week to match the annual salary of someone at the 99th percentile, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

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