malakhoff wrote: »
The only good thing that Tony Blair did as Prime Minister was to introduce the Minimum Wage. However it is still far to low for the average worker to live on, and realistically it needs to be raised to £7 ph.
I work in the Security Industry, and am appalled at the low Hourly rates that some Employers are offering. Imagine being employed as a Retail Security Guard in a Supermarket on the minimum wage! The staff who work for the Store are getting a much higher Hourly rate, and the Guard has to cope with potentially being assaulted. And for what....... Peanuts!
Oxfam is calling for an increase in the minimum wage to protect low-income workers from a 'perfect storm' of benefit cuts, rising living standards and a lack of jobs.
An increase in the minimum wage is required to protect low-income workers from a "perfect storm" of benefit cuts, rising living standards and a lack of jobs, Oxfam warns.
It describes a 'perfect storm' of factors - from increasing unemployment and lack of decent jobs, to rising living costs and falling incomes and the proposed deep cuts to welfare and public services - that are buffeting the UK's most vulnerable citizens, both those in and out of work.
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