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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 2nd Nov 15, 11:22 AM
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    MSE News: Voluntary Living Wage set to rise next year
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    • 2nd Nov 15, 11:22 AM
    MSE News: Voluntary Living Wage set to rise next year 2nd Nov 15 at 11:22 AM
    Workers receiving the Living Wage will see an increase in pay when the UK rate rises by 40p/hour to £8.25/hour...

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    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 2nd Nov 15, 4:20 PM
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    I feel somewhat uneasy when I read these stories re "living wage". Having been involved in annual Union/Company negotiations for many years prior to retirement, the Union reps. nearly always seek "to maintain differentials" - so an increase in the bottom end of ~ 5% triggers a demand for the same %age in hourly rates considerably greater than this living wage. Not good news for hard pressed manufacturing Companies.
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    • By WardyGTC 28th Jan 16, 3:27 PM
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    • 28th Jan 16, 3:27 PM
    It's not all good. My wife and I both work for large companies that are adopting the Living Wage in April. We are both going to get a pay CUT as a result.

    We both work unsociable hours and get a premium for doing so. In April the premiums and our bonuses are being scrapped. Our colleagues who don't do unsociable hours will get a pay rise but the increase in basic pay will be less than what we will lose. So the changes are being partly funded by employees.
    • scooby088
    • By scooby088 28th Jan 16, 5:18 PM
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    • 28th Jan 16, 5:18 PM
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    • 28th Jan 16, 5:18 PM
    Really can't see my employer adopting the voluntary living wage any time soon. But at least i will get a rise in april, that is if us part timers don't suddenly become surplus to requirements in the meantime.
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