Back to top
  • Jeremy Corbyn pledges £10 per hour for all workers – more than double the current minimum for U18s

    Labour is today announcing that it will extend its Real Living Wage of £10 per hour to under 18 year olds. Labour will abolish the ‘youth rate’ of the minimum wage and ensure that workers who are under the age of 18 are paid a Real Living Wage at the same rate as their colleagues.

    Workers under the age of 18 are currently only entitled to a minimum wage of £4.35 per hour, just over half the National Minimum Wage of £8.21 which is only paid to those aged 25 and over.

    Labour’s pledge to extend the Real Living Wage of £10 per hour will make the average young worker better off by £48.45 per week, or £2,519 per year.

    Average real pay for 16 and 17 year olds is still below its 2006 level, and young workers are more likely to be in insecure work and on zero hours contracts than their older colleagues.

    Labour will use fiscal savings arising from a reduction in the amount that the Treasury pays out in in-work benefits to provide targeted support for SMEs to enable them to pay the Real Living Wage to all staff, guided by the Living Wage Review Body.

    The Labour leader will also criticise the Conservatives’ record, accusing the government of “discriminating against young people” by trebling tuition fees, scrapping the Education Maintenance Allowance and failing to tackle the housing crisis.

  • Ministers should pull out all stops to ensure Honda reconsiders devastating closure decision
  • Jonathan Ashworth and Angela Rayner write to Matt Hancock calling for national investment, levy reform and a new deal on apprentice pay
  • Government has bitterly failed to support disabled people into employment
  • Residents in Labour councils pay lower Council Tax than those in Tory controlled areas
  • Labour reveals over 200,000 nurses have quit the NHS since 2010 as party commits £330 million for staff training and development to tackle retention crisis
  • Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May’s statement in the House
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s point of order after the passing of an amendment for indicative votes
  • Government is failing communities damaged by drug use
  • John McDonnell responding to ONS analysis that 1.5 million jobs at risk from automation
  • Tory fracking dash equivalent to the lifetime emissions of 300 million cars
  • Labour pledges to end the scandal of outsourcing services involving contact with people ‘at risk’
  • Labour tables amendment to put Parliament in control of the Brexit process
Subscribe to Salford Labour Party RSS