April 19, 2016

Speaking Up for Low Paid Workers and Seafarers in the National Living Wage Debate

On Monday 18 April I took part in a debate on a motion relating to the Introduction of the National Living Wage and related changes to employee contracts. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh. In February 2016 the Government announced that the minimum wage would be increased to a new ‘national living wage’. However, some …

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December 9, 2014

Changing Britain Together – Tackling Low Pay

How should we tackle low pay in Britain today? A Labour government will halve the number of people on low pay in Britain, raise the minimum wage and give a tax break to businesses that sign up to pay the living wage. Do you have any ideas on how to tackle low pay, or a personal story to share? Get in …

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