WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Printable version E-mail this to a friend

Chancellor right to join TUC call for an above inflation rise in minimum wage

Chancellor right to join TUC call for an above inflation rise in minimum wage

Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday (Thursday) that he would like to see an above inflation increase in the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We welcome George Osborne’s acceptance of the TUC’s case for an above inflation rise in the minimum wage.

“But while this would help many, the Chancellor should be more ambitious about achieving decent pay rises across the whole of the UK workforce.

“The government should work with unions and employers to increase the spread of the living wage, lift the cap on public sector pay, and recognise that the wages of millions of workers across the economy have been falling in real terms and now need a decent increase.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

- Follow the TUC on Twitter: @tucnews


Keeping benefit and business grant payments flowing