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Jarvis Champions Raising The Minimum Wage

Thursday July 3 2014




MP Dan Jarvis presented a bill in Parliament on Wednesday to strengthen the national minimum wage.

It comes after the Labour MP for Barnsley Central was selected in a ballot of all MPs, giving him the chance to propose his own Private Members' Bill on a topic of his choice.

The bill calls on the government to introduce an ambitious target to increase the minimum wage as part of a national mission to tackle low pay.

The bill will be scheduled for debate in the House of Commons in November.

"One in five employees, over five million people, are trapped in low paid jobs," he said. "Many of my constituents are struggling to make ends meet.

"South Yorkshire - and Barnsley in particular - already lag behind the rest of the country in terms of wages.

"That's why I'm introducing my bill to ensure that we maintain the bond between our national wealth and the wages that people take home for a hard day's work."

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Reply Posted by Neil on Thursday July 3 2014 at 17:02
Too right sick of takin home low wages for a hard days graft an sick of payin r taxes for all these dole wallers.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Thursday July 3 2014 at 17:42
Get rid of the word minimum and rephrase it to livable wage.

Reply Posted by jack on Thursday July 3 2014 at 18:12
it is called the living wage in some parts of the country and pays a lot more than the minimum wage..

Reply Posted by sdf on Friday July 4 2014 at 10:34
So change it to a “living wage”, what happens to prices of goods and services? They go up as the people selling making them want more money the cost goes up and you’re in the same boat, it’s called economics but most just don't understand reality. Go on Dan Jarvis

Reply Posted by rainbow on Sunday July 6 2014 at 08:53
Good publicity for Nottingham MP Dan Jarvis, I expect if he can get a pay rise for the people at the bottom of society it will justify a huge pay hike for our overpaid MP's.!!!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:28
So Dan "the man" Jarvis, what exactly do you mean with your terminology of "strengthening the Minimum Wage" ?

Labour have promised a "living wage" of £7.35 an hour "if" they are elected into power next year, but I'm afraid £7.35 an hour just doesn't cut it Dan "the Man" and Labour.

Even on that hourly rate of £7.35 (£14.1K P.A) people would STILL need to claim "Tax Credits" and other in work benefits to survive.

The Tories have a buzzword "Making work pay" but work doesn't nearly pay enough does it?

SCRAP THE AGENCIES, SCRAP ZERO HOURS and INTRODUCE a NEW LIVING WAGE OF £8.50 + AN HOUR.

Might win you (Labour) a few more votes too.

Reply Posted by fountain on Wednesday July 23 2014 at 11:21
Too right sick of takin home low wages for a hard days graft an sick of payin r taxes for all these dole wallers.

Really Neil? Pray tell me the exact sum you are paying out of your low wages for dole wallers every week?



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