Wednesday, 12 March 2014

TUC welcomes minimum wage increase

Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendation to increase the adult national minimum wage by three per cent – 19p an hour – from this October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“It is good that the government has accepted the LPC’s call for an increase in the minimum wage. The rise will benefit around 1.5 million workers, almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of whom will be women.

“But this must be seen as only the first step in a series of bolder increases in future years that will help the many low-paid workers – who are suffering the tightest squeeze in their living standards in a century – and who think the Chancellor promised them £7 an hour.

“We also urge the government to pick up the LPC recommendation to protect migrant domestic workers, as they too often suffer low pay and other forms of abuse.”

21 and over
Some apprentices*
2013/14 current rate

2014/15 new rates from
1 October 2014

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