Minimum wage criticised

The current minimum wage level has been criticised by the leader of Britain’s biggest union.

Unison general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe, who steps down as head of Unison at the end of this month, said £3.70 an hour was not adequate and created a bigger gap between the worst and best-paid workers in this country.

Mr Bickerstaffe told BBC radio that the current minimum wage was objectionable, especially in light of the millions of pounds paid in bonuses to people working in the City of London.

www.unison.org.uk

Ben Willmott

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