Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims they do. Two academics assessed the facts.
Lots of ground staff are on minimum wage.
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The wealth bonanza enjoyed by top flight football clubs does not trickle down to many of their employees.
A wage ceiling is worth talking about.
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The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
Cities don't have much control over national policies – but that doesn't mean there's nothing they can do.
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Low-income families will actually end up worse off, if Osborne's cuts to welfare continue.
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While it's true that many big businesses are reliant on cheap labour, the new national living wage is unlikely to hurt their profits too badly.
How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
I’ve got the year 2020 on the line George. Seems to be a problem with your maths.
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Chancellor's promise of £9 an hour is nothing more than false advertising.
Worse off than before.
Despite the announcement of a living wage, less well off families are actually set to be worse off.
Protestors have their prayers answered?
This was a bombshell of a budget, signalling direct interventions in the labour market that went far beyond what most observers were expecting.
Hotel workers cheered after LA approved a measure to lift the minimum wage.
Los Angeles' planned 66% increase over five years pales in comparison with many past minimum wage hikes in California and at the federal level.
Ronald thanks his staff with a $1 raise.
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The fast-food chain's surprise decision to lift its workers' wages stems from a mix of morality, economics and politics.
At least they paid for a raise.
Walmart's promised wage hike will help half a million of its workers make a living, but it really just shows how much America's working class struggles.
Protestors have been rallying for a “living wage” across the country in recent years, including at this one last month in Washington.
A noxious combination of falling wages, income inequality at its highest since the 1920s and a growing low-wage sector has caused the ranks of the working poor to swell to more than 47 million. That’s…
How many Big Macs can you buy from one hour’s work?
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A recent internet meme making the rounds on Facebook compares minimum wages and the prices of Big Macs in the United States and Australia. The minimum wage is more than double in Australia (US$16 per hour…
Is anything less acceptable?
In the UK, according to the Living Wage Foundation, some 1,000 firms have pledged to offer a living wage, including household names like RBS, ITV and SSE. Earlier this week the annual rate increase was…
Poverty is about more than just the living wage.
The living wage won’t eradicate poverty in the UK. It may seem churlish to make the point as Living Wage Week draws to a close, but it’s a point well worth making. Don’t get me wrong, the living wage campaign…