The Workers Union believes that working people are the beating heart of this country’s success. Our world-class reputation as a trading nation is a reflection of the ingenuity, hard work and productivity of British workers – something that we should all be quick to celebrate.
Yet many hard-working people are struggling on low wages. Globalisation, app-work culture, the COVID pandemic and rocketing inflation have seen wages fail to keep track with the cost of living. People are looking around, nervously checking their economic status with “what is classed as low income in UK” web searches, as they scrabble around for additional support from charities or look for a second job.
The current National Living Wage is £9.50 an hour for workers over 23 years of age. It is not enough reward for their labours, nor does it help them to afford basic necessities.