Today is the twentieth anniversary of Labour introducing the National Minimum Wage. It was one of our proudest achievements in Government and transformed lives across the country. It’s a reminder that when politics works well it can change the world.
Twenty years on, the fight for decent pay goes on. As living standards have failed to keep up with wages over the past decade, we need to end the conditions which see workers taking multiple jobs and still failing to make ends meet due to poverty pay .
That’s why Labour will increase the minimum wage to £10 per hour and lift the wages of millions of people across the country.