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Fair wages for all ages

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn supports new Unite campaign
UniteLive team, Wednesday, July 4th, 2018


Unite young members met with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured below) after his Unite policy conference address on Tuesday (July 3) to throw his support behind a new campaign for young people.

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Under the Tory government, young people under the age of 25 face blatant age discrimination under minimum wage laws. They can be doing the exact same job as a colleague aged 25 or over but get paid less — in some cases much less. For those 18 to 20, it is legal to pay these workers as little £5.90 an hour; for those under 18, the minimum wage drops to £4.20 an hour.

 

Unite young members are fighting this with their Fair Wages for All Ages campaign. Corbyn pledged his support — Labour aims to introduce an across-the-board minimum wage of £10 an hour for all workers, regardless of age, by 2020.

 

UniteLive caught up with some young members in the videos below.

 

 

 

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