Archive: Low Paid
Cleaners suspended just days after voting to take strike action
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The recent introduction of the Tory ‘living wage’ has been a disaster for many low paid workers. Figures from the Low Pay Commission suggest that nearly half of all low paid jobs are in two sectors; wholesale/retail and hotels/restaurants.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling for more help for the low paid because of the increase in the cost of auto-enrolment.
Responding to the Government’s proposal to outlaw ‘exclusivity’, the LITRG argues that proposals fail to grasp what is actually needed to bring sustainable protection for low paid workers on zero hour contracts.
PCS: Low-paid agency workers forced to take leave for royal wedding