Wages struggle

Wages struggle

Wages struggle

First published in Letters by

RICHARD BRIDGE should know that statistics from various sources can be interpreted to support opposing views on the Minimum Wage (Letters, July 18).

Also, a company finance director should be aware of forthcoming compulsory pensions that will add a further three per cent over and above the 20 per cent Living Wage increase.

Many small and medium enterprises are struggling just to keep afloat and that profit is the income and livelihood of those who created those jobs in the first place.

No matter what the Archbishop of York claims on BBC Radio 4, there is no doubt the Living Wage will have a detrimental impact on employment and recruitment.

If the Church ofEngland did not have so many volunteers and had to pay Living Wage rates for everything it did, the Archbishop might have some insight into how tough it is to keep filling those wage packets.

Furthermore, a 23 per cent hike in payroll costs will result in pressure for increased prices on goods and services provided by those firms.

I am all for social justice, but let’s start with those members of the Living Wage and Fairness Commissions who receive super-salaries plus generous pensions and perks, often paid for by taxpayers and charitable trust funds.

These people love to write reports without contributing to economic prosperity.

Matthew Laverack, Architect of this parish, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.

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7:28am Sun 27 Jul 14

Stevie D says...

A job that doesn't pay people enough to live on is not worth having. It's only any use for the second earner in a family to get a little bit of extra pin money. Don't try to pretend that you're doing people a favour by paying them a pittance – you're not, you're just exploiting them and the taxpayer, who has to pick up the slack.
A job that doesn't pay people enough to live on is not worth having. It's only any use for the second earner in a family to get a little bit of extra pin money. Don't try to pretend that you're doing people a favour by paying them a pittance – you're not, you're just exploiting them and the taxpayer, who has to pick up the slack. Stevie D
  • Score: 7

8:33am Sun 27 Jul 14

Thecynic says...

Any business that finds itself struggling should change it's business plan. Not try to keep afloat by paying pittance wages. It is the workforce of any company that makes it profitable, take away that workforce, and the company produces nothing - therefore no profit.
It's about time ALL business owners got their heads out of the clouds and started to realize that they need to appreciate their workforces more! Stop trying to justify paying pittances to the hard working folk who, (just as the business owners themselves claim) are just trying to make a decent living.
Any business that finds itself struggling should change it's business plan. Not try to keep afloat by paying pittance wages. It is the workforce of any company that makes it profitable, take away that workforce, and the company produces nothing - therefore no profit. It's about time ALL business owners got their heads out of the clouds and started to realize that they need to appreciate their workforces more! Stop trying to justify paying pittances to the hard working folk who, (just as the business owners themselves claim) are just trying to make a decent living. Thecynic
  • Score: 7

10:36am Tue 29 Jul 14

The Great Buda says...

Two very good replies.
Two very good replies. The Great Buda
  • Score: 2

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