minimum wage increase
The minimum wage has long been controversial. This week, workers in the UK will be the latest to join the debate.
From a community campaign which had its roots in East London less than15 years ago, we now have a mainstream movement recognised
As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.
If Britain's minimum wage is to live up to New Labour's 1997 promise of delivering millions from in work poverty, change is needed. A starting point would be reforming, rather than ignoring the Low Pay Commission. The system is broken, but the fix is at hand.
To claim an increase in minimum wage will not cause employment consequences is to ignore the prevalence of technology within low-skilled jobs. As the Centre of Policy Studies quite rightly points out, increasing minimum wage is "essentially a tax on those who hire unskilled labour".
George Osborne has failed to secure an increase in the minimum wage to £7 as it is set to rise to £6.50, despite suggesting
Britain is on the brink of a disaster. The prices of food and fuel have been allowed to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, affordable accommodation is quickly dissipating - egged on by the coalition's dubious desire to slash cost-cutting holes in Britain's social safety net.
Businesses must improve their employees' pay next year after a "prolonged squeeze", Confederation of British Industry boss
Tory MPs are calling on David Cameron to back an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to avoid "subsidising low
The national minimum wage is no longer working because its value has fallen, one of its key architects said as a new study