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    1. 8 hours ago

      Oliver Bonas to be first high street store to pay living wage

      Oliver Bonas, the quirky retailer, aims to live up to its motto of “Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind” by promising to...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Free Lunch: The grand social experiment of better pay

      Supersize my wage Big social changes tend to happen first in trickles of lone pioneers, then in a sudden flood of...

    1. July 22, 2015

      Wages of New York fast-food staff set to double

      Tens of thousands of fast-food workers in New York are in line to have their wages almost doubled, in one of the...

    2. July 21, 2015

      George Osborne’s dirigiste approach is good economics

      The 2015 election was an almost unmitigated disaster for Ed Miliband and the UK Labour party. Yet there was one...

    3. July 15, 2015

      Raising minimum wage to cut poverty ‘hopeless’ - OBR economist

      George Osborne’s plan for a higher minimum wage to compensate people for lost tax credits has been criticised by an...

    4. July 14, 2015

      Labour and corporate leaders grit their teeth

      David Cameron’s 2006 commitment to “responsible capitalism” used to be mocked by Labour as little more than an...

    5. July 12, 2015

      England and Wales councils need extra £1bn to pay living wage

      Cash-strapped local authorities will have to find more than £1bn extra by 2020 to pay for the new national living wage,...

    6. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne’s magic has fooled us, for now

      He has mastered the art of misdirection as well as any stage magician. Everyone knew George Osborne was going to...

    7. July 10, 2015

      Low-paying employers uneasy over minimum wage

      Care homes: Threat of cutbacks in sector already hit by austerity Four of the biggest providers of outsourced public...

    8. July 9, 2015

      Osborne catches Low Pay Commission off guard

      George Osborne gave the independent body that sets the UK’s minimum wage rate almost no warning that he was to announce...

    9. July 9, 2015

      Higher wage will not compensate for tax credit cuts, IFS says

      A higher national minimum wage will not compensate poorer working families for lost tax credits, the Institute for...

    10. July 9, 2015

      Summer Budget: Rightwingers attack minimum wage ‘disaster’

      The national minimum wage was a flagship New Labour policy, so it was little surprise that rightwing think-tanks gave...

    11. July 9, 2015

      Osborne’s leaden-footed intervention that will weigh on jobs

      Who would have imagined, before the general election, that the most eye-catching new policy of the first Conservative...

    12. July 9, 2015

      Politicians cannot magic up a national pay increase

      A chancellor sets out £12bn in welfare cuts, and parliament is in uproar. But the boos are overwhelmed by bellows of...

    13. July 9, 2015

      UK retailers divided over rise in minimum wage

      At Marks and Spencer’s annual meeting on Tuesday, a group of “craftivists” presented board members with a hand...

    14. July 8, 2015

      Labour thrown by Osborne’s minimum wage bombshell

      Labour accepted the Tories’ broad proposals to cut the deficit and the need for pay restraint in the public sector in a...

    15. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Osborne’s minimum wage gamble on jobs

      The sharp hike in the minimum wage in the Budget was a shock, but it was true to form for the UK chancellor of the...

    16. July 5, 2015

      George Osborne to leave minimum wage on hold in Budget

      George Osborne has reassured companies that they will not be forced to raise wages to offset £12bn of benefit cuts to...

    17. July 5, 2015

      Osborne chooses tax cuts over higher wages

      Ministers’ determination to cut £12bn from the welfare bill has ignited a debate about the causes and possible remedies...

    18. June 2, 2015

      Australia raises one of world’s highest minimum wages

      Australia is raising its minimum wage by an above-inflation 2.5 per cent, providing a boost to low-paid workers amid...

    19. May 19, 2015

      Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

      Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Protests from road haulage industry forces Brussels to act

      The European Commission has taken legal action against Germany over the contentious application of the country’s new...

    21. April 14, 2015

      US labour: High stakes on low pay

      The class struggle has come to this: the leading business lobbying organisation in the US is now preparing to step up...

    22. Off Message

      April 14, 2015

      The Tories' minimum wage policy is less than it seems

      Another of the Conservative manifesto proposals to appeal to “hard-working people” concerns the minimum wage. The...

    23. April 1, 2015

      McDonald’s to raise wages for 90,000 US workers

      McDonald’s will raise the wages of roughly 90,000 employees in the US, as the struggling burger chain follows the likes...

    24. March 17, 2015

      Minimum wage real value remains 5% below peak

      The UK national minimum wage will increase above inflation to £6.70 an hour in October, but remains well below its...

    25. March 17, 2015

      UK apprentices awarded 20% pay increase

      Pay for apprentices will jump by a fifth from October after the government decided to do ignore advice from the Low Pay...

    26. February 26, 2015

      It takes more than $10 an hour to make a good US employer

      Digital data management systems are useful for retailers such as Walmart, which this month an­nounced that by 2016 it...

    27. February 24, 2015

      Walmart pay rise obscures shift in US labour market

      Walmart employees may have cheered recent news that they had been given a pay rise. But for workers such as Fatmata...

    28. February 23, 2015

      Low Pay Commission urges 3% rise in UK minimum wage

      The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3 per cent increase in the UK minimum wage to £6.70 an hour, the biggest...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Everyday higher wages finally come to Walmart

      Walmart’s decision to raise the minimum wage of 500,000 of its lowest paid employees to $9 per hour in April — and to...

    30. February 19, 2015

      Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

      On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected....

    31. February 19, 2015

      Why Walmart’s raise is good for business

      Walmart’s decision to hike the wages of its lowest-paid employees is a big deal, and not just for those of Walmart’s...

    32. January 30, 2015

      Germany suspends minimum wage for foreign truck drivers

      Germany bowed to pressure from its eastern neighbours on Friday and suspended applying its newly enacted €8.50 an hour...

    33. January 15, 2015

      Employers fined for failure to pay staff the minimum wage

      Jo Swinson, the business minister, has fined 37 employers including fashion retailer H&M and motorway services provider...

    34. January 8, 2015

      TUC says 250,000 workers paid less than minimum wage

      A quarter of a million UK workers are being paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to an estimate by the...

    35. November 13, 2014

      Labour tries to placate business over minimum wage

      Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has pledged that a Labour government would not dictate a rise in the minimum...

    36. November 5, 2014

      US voters back minimum wage rise

      Americans voted to raise the minimum wage and legalise marijuana in ballot initiatives in several states, advancing...

    37. October 30, 2014

      Realistic approach needed to UK’s low-pay problem

      Weak wage growth has become a chronic condition of the UK economy. According to the Resolution Foundation, a...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Rise in UK workers trapped in minimum wage jobs

      A growing number of employees are trapped in minimum wage jobs, according to a report that illustrates the hollowing...

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