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GMB Policy on Living Wage and Young Workers

Thursday, August 4, 2016

GMB policy is to move towards a true “living” wage which would be needed for workers to live on without being reliant on benefits and this should be negotiated at £10 an hour in line with our “£10Now” Campaign.  Congress 2016 agreed for all GMB branches to implement a £10 an hour negotiating strategy in their Branch Development Plans. 

For Young Workers, GMB continues to push for the removal of age related rates and as a start the National Living Wage should be paid at 18 in line with the Living Wage. This will protect all young workers from discrimination. 

Please sign up to the GMB Young members Network’s Parliamentary Petition to include young workers aged 18-24 in the Government's National Living Wage

GMB moved a motion on Fair Pay for Young Workers at the TUC Young Members Conference and that motion has been selected to go to TUC Congress in September

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