To: George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Raise the minimum wage to £10 for all workers

Raise the Minimum wage to a real Living wage of £10 an hour immediately. Abolish all discrimination against young workers by ending the lower rates of pay for those under 25, under 21 and under 18 years old.

Why is this important?

Millions of workers can no longer afford to live. Low wages and insecure work are increasingly becoming the standard employment practices of big business.

Even workers who are working 40 hours plus a week are finding it increasingly difficult, to feed & clothe their families, find affordable quality housing, and heat their homes.

Never mind finding the time and money to enjoy the right to a holiday or quality time with friends and family.

That’s NOT right.

For too long Big business has enjoyed tax-payer funded subsidies paid to workers in the form of tax credits, housing benefit and other in-work benefits, because of these employers paying poverty wages. Yet they still rake in huge profit for shareholders.

That’s NOT right.

Lifting the minimum wage to £10 an hour will have huge benefits for each and every minimum wage worker, and the wider community.

£10 will lift millions of families out of poverty.
£10 will create millions in tax revenue which can be spent on vital public resources.
£10 will ensure billions of pounds remain in our local economies rather than taken out in profit.
£10 will make sure that multi-billion pound corporations no longer cheat the tax payer, cheat the worker and cheat the communities they operate in.


Reasons for signing

  • The benefits outweigh reasons not to. It's a no brainer. The means to raise it are there just the political will isn't.
  • £5.55....an hour. For a high energy job. Your not letting young people have the chance to move out. And live a Independent Healthy life. We need this to happen!!!
  • simle fairness, in this modern age their should be no poverty in a nation like ours. Greedy elites should be shot!

Updates

2016-07-23 11:04:38 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-04-11 22:12:55 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-04-09 11:40:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-04-08 18:46:36 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-04-08 17:03:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-04-08 16:47:58 +0100

10 signatures reached