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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