• Home /
  • Blog / The National Living Wage and your working conditions

The National Living Wage and your working conditions

700_PLP.jpg 

Last month the Government introduced a higher version of the minimum wage for those over 25, known as the National Living Wage.

While not inclusive of all workers and still far short of an actual Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation, it was a positive step for the Government to concede to pressure and boost the incomes of those on low wages.

Unfortunately there have been a number of cases reported in the national press of employers attempting to get around the wage increase by cutting overtime and bonuses or by reducing pay for those employees under 25. I have also heard examples of some people being left worse off following the pay rise because of changes to in-work benefits.

I’ve yet to hear any complaints from my own constituents in the last few weeks, which could be a positive sign, but I know that most people wouldn’t think to contact the local MP just because their overtime had been adjusted.

What has your experience been? Have you benefited from the National Living Wage? Has your employer done anything to undermine the rise you should have received?

Your examples are the best way for me to hold the Government to account for the effects of their policies and help to improve the lives of working people.

As always, you can contact me via email at david.crausby.mp@parliament.uk

Do you like this post?

Reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.