Minimum wage is the least carers deserve

Published on Jobs, Skills and Pay

Gavin Kelly, The Guardian

A good thing about the national minimum wage, you might think, is that even if it’s set at a pretty modest level you can at least be sure that everyone will receive it. Sure, there will be the odd rogue employer who needs to be tackled for non-compliance. But it’s not like there will be a major sector where there are large numbers of workers being paid less than the minimum. Because that would be illegal. So it wouldn’t happen.

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