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Enforcement of the national minimum wage must be continuously improved, says says a new report published this week by the Trades Union Congress.
Figures obtained by the Unison union show most councils in England and Wales are failing to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage.
The economy can support a significant increase in the National Minimum Wage and there is a growing consensus this will benefit long term growth and stability, says the TUC.
The National Minimum Wage is not a living wage, it’s a poverty wage.Yet the Minister in charge of welfare reform, Lord Freud, has suggested that disabled people’s labour is not even worth this much. He has now apologised, but for many disabled people his remarks simply confirm their suspicions of how the government really thinks about them.
Ekklesia is very pleased to be supporting Fair Pay Fortnight, which began on 24 March and runs through to Friday 4 April 2014, with some events over the weekend. It is an initiative of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Britain.
On the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the minimum wage, the TUC has revealed that in some parts of Britain, nearly half the jobs pay less than the living wage.
The UK ranks last in Europe in giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to new TUC analysis.
Low paid workers who have been prudent savers will now have to raid their savings in order to take their employer to court.
The TUC has called on the government to take urgent action as official figures show 29 per cent of apprentices were paid less than the legal minimum wage in 2012.
Inflation means the national minimum wage is in effect falling, despite today's increase, says the Resolution Foundation.