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Three per cent rise in national minimum wage is a 'slap in the face' for low paid workers

26 February 2014

The Low Pay Commission has recommended a three per cent rise in the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour from October 2014.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This increase is a slap in the face for low paid workers struggling with a cost of living crisis, especially when George Osborne cynically held out hope that the rate would rise to £7.00.  
 
“An hourly rise of 19p for adults is an insult when the minimum cost of living has increased by a staggering 25 per cent since the beginning of the economic crisis.”

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For more information contact Ciaran Naidoo from Unite on 07768 931 315

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  • . Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.