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National minimum wage uprating is “derisory”, says John McDonnell MP

12th May 2009

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) uprating has been condemned as “derisory” by Labour MP and LRC Chair John McDonnell. The increase in NMW rates is between 4p and 7p an hour - an increase barely over 1%. It will come into effect in October 2009.

John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said

“This is a derisory increase which will leave many in poverty and do nothing to address the grotesque inequalities in our society.”

“Bankers are still walking off with massive bonuses and salaries, while low paid workers remain on the edge of poverty.”


For more information on the NMW uprating see the LEAP blog.

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