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Thread on Labour’s £10 wage pledge shows astonishing array of people who’ll benefit

£10 minimum wage will mean a significant boost – even for people in lines of work that will surprise many

The responses to a tweet on Labour’s plans to introduce a £10 minimum wage have revealing an astonishing variety of people who will benefit. While few will be surprised to read that supermarket and care workers are abominably underpaid, respondents include supply teachers, librarians, and restaurant managers.

The responses also make clear both how big a difference Labour government will make to huge numbers of people – and the hard work and tough jobs many of them are currently doing for far less:

The number of people in low-paid and/or insecure work is enormous. If you’re one of them – or care about any of them – only a Labour vote will do.

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  1. Of course, this rise in the minimum wage is welcome.

    But it is only part of the picture. The ‘minimum wage’ has become the ‘normal wage’ for a whole range of employment – as is seen in the examples. It will still be a borderline wage, even if some easement happens. Then there is the problem of under-employment in terms of hours, and the shedding of staff in interests of ‘efficiency’.

    I was talking to one of the staff on the checkout at the local supermarket last week (I was commenting on the push to automatic checkouts and the evident lower numbers of staff), and he was outlining the large decrease in staff numbers in the time that he’s been working there.

    There are a number of interlocking threads to the problem of low income.

    1. RH! Dont use automatic check out ….simple solution.and stop the interlocking threads..And think of the human interaction between yourself and the person at the checkout,especially when you can tell them that they can thank the Labour party…think about it RH simple solution for simple folks like you and I.

  2. A wage of ten pounds an hour will benifit the vast majority of working class people.I remember that a candidate’ for the Labour party said that she would donate the bulk of her parliamentary wages to charity and keep the remaining 35thousand pounds “the average wage “.I thought this was very good and generous.But it betrayed the comment by exposing just how out of touch with her constituents she was.Ten pounds an hour will help and to those in business who say they can’t afford it,then you shouldn’t be in business.Harsh but true and every human being should have the right to live with dignity and ten pounds an hour will help.Now we need to win to stop the race to the bottom solidarity comrades!

  3. A Living Wage is Useless unless you have Living Rents and Mortages.

    Our Slogan Should be .

    Living Wages Living Rents and Living Mortgages .🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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