Equal Pay for Equal Workers
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Young people on low pay will earn thousands of pounds less than older colleagues in the same job under the new national living wage, according to new analysis.
The national living wage, due to come in to effect in April next year, will guarantee £7.20 an hour to workers aged 25 and above.
Those under 25 will be paid the minimum wage, which from October is set to rise to £6.70 for over 21s and £5.355 for 18 to 20-year-olds.
The hourly rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will increase to £3.87 while apprentices will receive £3.30.
“Apprentices, already discriminated against by UK National Minimum Wage policy, will now earn £7,605 less than the National ‘Living Wage’.
“These young people - who are contributing to our economy - should be paid a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work the same as any other worker.
Who determines and seems to think that people under the age of 25 are less of a worker than those higher, this is reflected on in the amount of pay a worker under 25 receives in comparison.
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