Wednesday, 1 April 2009
10 Years of Minimum Wage
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Minimum Wage. A change brought in by the Labour government after years of pressure from the Trades Union movement. A major achievement and a development that would never have been realised under any Tory government and that is what we should all remember. There is a long way to go to ensure that other inequalities are dealt with and the minimum wage is increased to reflect a real living wage but the fact remains that we have, with the Labour government, moved quite a way forward. That is why activists like myself are members of the Labour party! But lets move forward and abolish the distinctions between the ages and increase the minimum level to a fair one!