Speeches sourced from the Labour party’s online archive
And rents have risen twice as fast as wages.
At the heart of the argument we will have
weather all year round. The Agricultural Wages Board, set up by Clem Attlee in 1948, which sets
country, we will pay the wages for 25 hours a week, on at least the minimum wage.Fully funded
to the defeat of Fascism, to the NHS, to the minimum wage, is the story of a country stronger together
two or more jobs, the blunt reality is that the wages they earn are not nearly enough to cover the costs
Labour introduced a minimum wage alongside tax credits to help ensure work pays
scandal of £1.50 an hour jobs by bringing in a minimum wage.Yes there’s more to do, but let’s
per cent pay rise last year, as everyone else’s wages have fallen.
These are the symptoms of a
tax credit, a couple with two children on the minimum wage will be better off quitting their jobs if they
since the 1920s with prices rising faster than wages.Unemployment is high, with long-term youth
ourselves to be stuck with permanently being a low-wage economy.It is neither just, nor does it
Especially about a race to the bottom in wages and conditions.
This is not prejudice.
was no longer available.What good were wage rises of 15, 20 or 30 percent if prices were going
Britain succeeds is with a race to the bottom in wages and conditions.
That a few at the top create
Britain’s economic success.New jobs, higher wages, greater opportunities for people to make something
Campaigning for and winning a living wage across our country.
Campaigning to freeze
aftermath of a world war. Remind them of Labour’s minimum wage and the winter fuel payment. Remind them of
the price of social justice.With the minimum wage, tax credits, the New Deal, they showed that
staff* Where are the measures to enforce the minimum wage?* Where are the measures to
officer I met here in Liverpool. Barely paid the minimum wage but expected to remain on call through the night
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