10/02/2005

Increase good but could be better.

I welcome the news that the minimum wage for workers in the north is to rise to £5.05 an hour and £4.25 for 18 to 21 year olds. Having worked for the minimum wage I can assure you that it really isn't a lot, for example a minimum wage worker can easily find an hours pay gone simply by buying lunch. Any increase should be welcomed and as the Unions point out; "Every year miserly bosses say any wage boost will be at the expense of jobs, but every year their predictions of doom and gloom fail to materialise." Let's hope that our society never forgets about those surviving at the cut throat end of the economic scale.

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