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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Minimum The official living wage is set at PS8.21 an hour, and is based on recommendations from the Low Pay Unit. It is the legal minimum that companies can pay workers over the age of 25.
Here in Scotland, we also stood by while the Scottish Low Pay Unit was closed down due to lack of funding in 2008.
The weekly wage figure was pounds 313 this side of the border compared to pounds 351 for Greater London, according to a Low Pay Unit survey.
Carol Young, of the Scottish Low Pay Unit, said: "The council tax freeze will help.
However Carol Young of the Scottish Low Pay Unit said: "That someone selling the Big Issue can make so much money highlights just how inadequate the minimum wage is."
The West Midlands Employment and Low Pay Unit campaigned for 16 years for a national minimum wage until the Government finally introduced it in 1999.
Coventry City Council provides funding to the Low Pay Unit and Cllr Dave Arrowsmith, cabinet member for city regeneration, hopes the event will be well attended.
Sarah Pugh, a qualified solicitor with 11 years experience in the employment field, joins the firm's Birmingham office after five years at West Midlands Employment and Low Pay Unit.
Richard Towers, director of the Low Pay Unit, said: "It is time the minimum wage was increased to help us try to solve the health and social problems still caused by poverty in 'prosperous' Britain and means added costs for the health and social services."
Richard Towers, director of the Low Pay Unit charity, said: ``I am surprised and disappointed to hear about this.
Mr Pond, former head of the Low Pay Unit, is teaming up with anti-slavery campaigners to stamp out Third World forced labour.
The Scottish Low Pay Unit, said: "All who helped create those profits should benefit from them.
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