Labour pledges £10 minimum wage for all workers over 16

Jeremey Corbyn has pledged a £10 an hour minimum wage for all
workers over 16 if his party is elected to government.

In a speech delivered to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in
Brighton, Corbyn said Labour would also deliver action on the
gender pay gap, equal rights for all workers from day one and the
end of zero-hour contracts, claiming it would be the “biggest
extension of rights for workers that [the] country has ever
seen”.

He added nearly half a million people are still being paid less
than the minimum wage and that too many employers “are getting
away with flouting laws”. His government would create a Workers
Protection Agency with “real teeth”, which has the power to
enter workplaces and “bring prosecutions” on workers’ behalf,
he said.

Corbyn said: “Labour is on the side of the people in the real
battle against the born-to-rule establishment that Johnson
represents. We stand for the interests of the many – the
overwhelming majority who do the work and pay their taxes – not
the few at the top … who hoard the wealth and dodge their
taxes.

“It’s Labour’s historic mission to transform people’s
lives … and that transformation begins in the workplace.”

Trade union Usdaw supported the announcement, and said that
“only Labour can deliver the changes workers”. General
secretary Paddy Lillis said: “Today Jeremy Corbyn set out
policies and priorities for the next Labour government, clearly
demonstrating that only Labour will deliver for working people who
have suffered greatly under nine years on Conservative-led
governments.

“Labour’s proposed Ministry for Employment Rights will
ensure that the agenda for change will go throughout a term of
office and beyond simply delivering a list promises in a
manifesto.”

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Labour pledges £10 minimum wage for all workers over 16