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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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.
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.
It’s a shame the government has to mess around millions of low paid workers for a relatively small amount of political capital.
An increase in the minimum wage is long overdue.
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.
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?
If we don’t raise wages, control rents or reverse welfare cuts, we are going to completely price low paid workers out of London.
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.