Low Pay Unit

Low Pay Unit

A UK charity which campaigns for equality and diversity in the workplace, and provides statistics on low pay and advice on employment rights.
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The Low Pay Unit would like to see the Low Pay Commission devise a long-term strategy for a decent living wage.
But union leaders branded the package "obscene" and the Scottish Low Pay Unit said it was "corporate greed".
Peter Kelly, of the Scottish Low Pay Unit, said: "It is outrageous Tesco can boast profits of pounds 1.
Bharti Patel of the West Midlands Low Pay Unit said: 'This is a blatant example of one rule for the rich and another for the poor.
Sarah Pugh, employment rights supervisor with the West Midlands Employment and Low Pay Unit, said: "This is a long-awaited development in this area of employment law - it will be particularly beneficial for office workers in the transport sectors, for example taxi firm receptionists, airport ground staff and many many more.
Sir Michael will assist Sir Anthony Young, a former president of the Trades Union Congress, on the inquiry which is being chaired by Sir George Bain, who worked on the Low Pay Unit.
Richard Towers of the Low Pay Unit dismissed the increase as "crumbs" compared to the salary rises awarded to fat cat bosses.
Peter Kelly, a research officers with the Scottish Low Pay Unit, added: "Unfortunately, this is legal, although it completely undermines the whole concept of a minimum wage.
Low Pay Unit director Bharti Patel said boardroom bonanzas mock last month's 10p increase in the minimum wage to pounds 3.
Bharti Patel, director of the Low Pay Unit, said: "There are a lot of firms which are not prepared and it's going to be quite a panic for them this week.
The West Midlands Employment Low Pay Unit, which is partly funded by Rugby Borough Council, is running an early morning and late afternoon shift so people can phone outside their normal working hours.
Richard Towers, director of the Low Pay Unit, a charity which campaigns for the low paid, said: 'I wouldn't begrudge him the rise or the salary, if we didn't live in a country where 30 per cent of the population earn less than pounds 15,000.