In a rout, there are sometimes people who stand firm and do not give ground. In Manchester this morning, the Labour supporters in Manchester Withington did just that.
The average wage for an NHS nurse is £9 per hour, yet McDonald’s workers went on strike to demand £15 per hour earlier this week.
Modern technology has made selling your labour as easy as liking a post on Facebook. Meanwhile, it’s estimated that over a million people in the UK work in the gig economy – a term referring to the system wherein people use apps to provide a service, made notorious and normalised by behemoths such as Deliveroo and Uber.
TMS Autoparts was one of 37 companies nationally named in a programme launched by business minister Jo Swinson as having not paid the minimum wage to workers.
On a day where Manchester City was congratulated by the chancellor on its community credentials and Chelsea became the first Premiership football team to obtain full Living Wage status, the spotlight has now fallen on Manchester United to follow suit, fans have said.
South Manchester MP John Leech is joining the rebellion to get the government ‘beer-tie’ scheme scrapped in a bid to get local pub landlords off the breadline
The commitment to signing up to the scheme means everybody working at the club, whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.65
Lord Freud, the government’s welfare reform minister, told a meeting at the Conservative Party conference last month that disabled people are ‘not worth’ the full minimum wage of £6.50, and could be made to work for as little as £2 an hour