Thursday, October 04, 2007

Increases in Minimum Wage

From Monday 1st October;
For workers aged 22 and over the minimum wage increased from £5.35 to £5.52 an hour. For 18 to 21-year-olds, it rose from £4.45 to £4.60 and from £3.30 to £3.40 for 16 to17 year olds.
The minimum annual leave entitlement also rose, up four days days to 24 days per year for full-time workers. A further increase to 28 days will take on 1 April 2009.

Minister of State for Employment Relations, Pat McFadden, said:

"Up to six million workers, including 3.5 million women and 2.5 million men, will benefit from the extra annual leave. Businesses will also benefit from a more motivated and productive workforce. In addition, more than a million workers will be better off as a result of the minimum wage increases."

3 comments:

Old Dick said...

Luckily Marek is unaware of the minumum wage and the three Zlotys a day I pay him is suffice for his needs.

Louise Baldock said...

Ha ha, I hope you dont let him play on your computer otherwise he might find his way to this blog and learn the truth about his sweatshop labour.

Old Dick-It's chocolate dipping sauce, but not as we know it said...

As a "Non Dom" Marek doesnt mind paying me £25K a year for the privilege of swarfega-ing my nether region and fetching the chocolate sauce from Anne Summers. Anyway why is the conservative governmetn levying a tax against people who dont like to be dominated, beats me, well actually that's Marek's job, beating me....

Anyhow Louise when is the local Kenny Anne Summers on the Beech street Shopping/Fire Station Mall opening? Marek has said he is getting a bit "peeesed of" (as he says) getting the bus down to the Whitechapel A.Summers every couple of days.