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  1. July 23, 2014

    US should learn from Germany on jobs

    Five years after the financial crisis ended, the US and eurozone are still dealing with high unemployment and slow economic...

  2. July 2, 2014

    Poverty pay corrodes capitalism

    What is eating Bill Gross, co-founder of the US asset manager Pimco, and head of its Total Return bond fund? Is it the yield...

  1. June 24, 2014

    Pressure mounts on UK business and politicians to tackle low pay

    Godfrey Lasebikan used to get up every day at 3am to travel from Portsmouth to his job in London, returning home at 10.30pm....

  2. May 22, 2014

    Minimum wage gets minimal attention at McDonald’s meeting

    Even as 400 protesters rallied outside McDonald’s headquarters for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers, the chain’s...

  3. May 19, 2014

    Leave politics out of minimum wages

    As the recovery gathers pace, several countries are looking at introducing or lifting minimum wages to appeal to the voters...

  4. May 19, 2014

    Business chiefs hostile to Labour’s minimum wage pledge

    Business chiefs have given a hostile reception to Labour’s promise to raise the national minimum wage significantly if the...

  5. May 18, 2014

    Ed Miliband to vow minimum wage rise if he wins general election

    Ed Miliband will fight the next election on a promise to “significantly increase” the national minimum wage as the Labour...

  6. May 9, 2014

    Mitt Romney backs Obama on minimum wage

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, backed President Barack Obama on what is arguably his top domestic...

  7. March 12, 2014

    Low Pay Commission should become ‘powerful watchdog’, says founder

    The body that sets Britain’s national minimum wage should be transformed into a “powerful new watchdog” with the aim of...

  8. March 2, 2014

    Leisure industry executives lambast minimum wage increases

    Leisure industry bosses hit out at the proposed above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage, warning jobs in the...

  9. February 28, 2014

    Obama seeks poll dividend from wage fight

    Just four city blocks divides the White House from the part-time workers in the Gap store on Washington’s Connecticut...

  10. February 28, 2014

    Vince Cable names hairdressers who failed to pay minimum wage

    Vince Cable has announced the first “naming and shaming” of employers found to have failed to pay the national minimum wage,...

  11. February 26, 2014

    Pay body proposes 3% rise in UK minimum wage

    A 3 per cent rise in the adult minimum wage recommended by the Low Pay Commission is likely to be the first in a series of...

  12. February 21, 2014

    Minimum wage system has ‘run its course’, says founding chairman

    Britain’s national minimum wage system needs to be reformed because it is no longer adequate to tackle low pay problems and...

  13. February 19, 2014

    Higher pay for America’s poor

    Nothing in Washington is simple. President Barack Obama thought he had a solid case to raise the US federal minimum wage to...

  14. February 18, 2014

    US minimum wage rise may cost 500,000 jobs, says CBO

    Barack Obama’s preferred option for lifting the federal minimum wage could cause a loss of 500,000 jobs in the US by the...

  15. February 17, 2014

    Osborne raised hopes on minimum wage despite job fears

    George Osborne raised hopes the national minimum wage could be restored to its pre-recession value of £7 per hour before the...

  16. February 6, 2014

    Biggest job in Europe is reforming labour markets

    Europe’s companies need to get the region’s 27m unemployed people back to work – for the sake of its economic recovery, not...

  17. February 6, 2014

    Retailers feel the squeeze in America’s poverty economy

    The neediest Americans will be hurt by an $8.6bn cut to food aid in a bill that was approved by Congress this week and will...

  18. February 5, 2014

    UK migration policies ‘pose skills risk’

    The subject of immigration retains its power to polarise. In the UK, since the middle of the last century, periods of...

  19. February 4, 2014

    Minimum wage rise is maximum idiocy

    The hue and cry has gone up on both sides of the Atlantic among the righteous: raise the minimum wage! This ideological...

  20. February 2, 2014

    Osborne taken to task on call for £7 minimum wage

    George Osborne was wrong to raise hopes that the national minimum wage could be restored to its pre-recession value of £7...

  21. January 29, 2014

    Companies resist president’s call for minimum wage rise

    Employers of low-wage workers attacked Barack Obama’s call for a 40 per cent rise in the minimum wage even as the US...

  22. January 28, 2014

    Obama to call for ‘year of action’

    President Barack Obama will use the White House’s executive authority to bypass Congress and raise the minimum wage for...

  23. January 16, 2014

    Minimum wage stirs debate as business frets over productivity

    Political pressure to raise the national minimum wage above inflation could be “quite dangerous” if not matched by higher...

  24. January 16, 2014

    Osborne calls for minimum wage rise

    George Osborne on Thursday night called for above-inflation increases in the national minimum wage, claiming that Britain’s...

  25. January 15, 2014

    Businesses fear impact of introducing minimum wage in Germany

    For more than a decade, Elfrun Scheller has struggled to make ends meet running a concrete block of a hotel next to a...

  26. January 15, 2014

    Fines to rise fourfold for low-pay rogues

    Rogue employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage face penalties of up to £20,000 from next month – four...

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