minimum wage

  • 1 Jul 2013

    The share of the economy going to wages fell by more than five per cent between 1980 and 2011.The TUC says increasing inequality hits low and middle income earners hardest.

  • 12 Jun 2013

    UK wages have fallen more than ever before in a five-year period, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found. Those on medium and low incomes have had their living standards undermined during an economic crisis not of their making. The undermining of social security as well as workers’ rights are likely to continue to cause social and economic damage.

  • 31 Dec 2012

    It's New Year's Eve, newsrooms are quiet and casual comments by ministers are enough to make top headlines. Today, Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, has made the news with some vaguely worded attacks on the system of tax credits.

  • 16 Nov 2012

    In seeking once again to blame the poor for poverty, UK work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has implied that several children of members of the royal family may be poorer than many living on the breadline with parents earning the minimum wage.

  • 1 Oct 2012

    A new minimum wage rate of £6.12 an hour for workers over the age of 21 comes into force today (1 October.)

  • 9 Oct 2010

    Church Action on Poverty has written to all Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops to press them to sign up their Diocese to pay a Living Wage.

  • 28 Sep 2010

    The Scottish Green Party has welcomed Labour's move towards a 'living wage' for public sector workers, having campaigned on the issue for some time.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    The leaders of 15 denominations and national faith organizations in the US are among the inaugural signers of an open letter calling for a $10 federal minimum wage by 2010.

  • 18 Mar 2007

    The United States congress has linked federal minimum wage legislation to the bill for the Iraq war - and a number of faith and labour leaders are upset about it, including the head of the ecumenical council.

  • 5 Feb 2007

    Campaigners who are part of a London-wide citizens organisation, which brings together a wide range of community and faith groups, held a demonstration at the end of last week, calling for fair pay for workers involved in preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.