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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2008): Minimum Wage - UK

Struggling to live on too little


Labour Research, vol.97, Nov. 2008, p. 17-18

As inflation rises, unions are working to establish voluntary 'living wage' rates for low paid workers that would provide them with an adequate living standard which is not dependent on in-work benefits. The movement is gaining ground in London with the unexpected support of the new mayor, Boris Johnson.

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