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GMB Backs £10 An Hour Minimum Wage

Thursday, August 24, 2017


We all know the minimum wage is not a living wage - especially for young people.

GMB has backed a Labour pledge to raise the minimum wage – giving a pay rise to six million workers.

The party will today (Thursday) announce their plan to increase the National Minimum Wage to £10 per hour for all workers over the age of 18 by 2020.

The current NMW is £7.50 for over 25s and drops to just £5.60 per hour for 18 to 20-year-olds.

GMB's £10 Now campaign has advocated an increase in the statutory living wage and an end to age discrimination against younger workers.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“Wages in the UK aren’t keeping pace with inflation – and that means people are left struggling to pay their rent and put food in their families' mouths.

“The trouble with the government's knock-off version of the living wage is that it's set at a level that people can't live on. It's why GMB leads the campaign for £10 now.

“Young people don’t get a discount on their bills, so why should they be paid less?

“Labour’s proposal for a £10 minimum wage for all workers is just plain common sense and offers six million people the pay rise they so desperately need.”


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