a fair wage for all

a fair wage for all

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benny M started this petition to Goverment

everyone knows what the minium wage is. it is what the goverment thinks its people should be paid to live on which is a good thing because it stops companys and bussiness people work for exploiting there workers and paying them less than they deserve. this should be a good thing but instead all it does is hurt the young people and the up and coming generations of our country. at age 16 you can legally get married have sex and have your own house depending on where abouts you stay will depend on the rent you pay for a house so for now we shall go on an average of around 300-400 for a 1 bedroom house in an ok area so from this we need a job which begins the problem education isnt for everyone so leaving school at 16 and going to get a job isnt easy even with good qualifactions so you will most likely end up with a job in a supermarket or highstreet store working for minimum wage the problem with this is say the company hires 4 people for the same job
if you are


25+ you are gonna get paid 8.21 so if you have your own house and work 40 hours a week you will get £328 a week so that means your going to manage with rent gas electricty and food plus travel too and from work

if you are 21-24 you will get paid £7.70 an hour so thats 308 a month so the same as if u are 25 and above you are gonna manage pretty fine because its only 50 pence of a difference an hour but gets more significant when you look further down the big issue is when you start to look at anyone under the age of 21

18-20 you will only get paid £6.15 an hour which is quite a substatial drop when you consider its between 1 and 3 years of a difference even if you have the same or more qualifactions you are going to get paid 1.55 less an hour so that means you only get paid £246 a week so you are £82 less than someone who is on living wage this isnt even the worst of it

if you are unlucky enough to be under 18 and happen to get the same job at the same supermarket you will receive the following £4.35 an hour which means you will get £174 a a week (154 less than living wage a week) but remember that is meant to pay for the same rent food gas and elctricity as someone who is on living wage and in the same job below is the wages in a monthly and annual persepctive it is quite shocking

25+ (living wage)
weekly £328
monthly £1312
annual £15,744

21-24
weekly £308
monthly £1,232
annual £14,784
-960 less than the person who is on living wage every year

18-20
weekly £246
monthly £984
annual £11,808 (3936 less than someone on living wage this difference is the equivalant of a years worth of rent for a 1 bedroom house )
but it gets worse below

under 18
weekly £174
monthly £696 (616 less than than someone who is on living wage)
annual £8352 this is £7392 less than someone on living wage how can this be justified in 2020

this is a massive pay gap almost twice the amount someone gets this really must change and soon otherwise the current generation will be forced to turn to trying to get multiple jobs or being better off turning to crime or going to the job centre and this isnt the sort of thing we really want for our teenagers and future generation of children and teenagers really if you think it is possible to survive on such shocking wages then i challenge each and every person who thinks this system is ok live off of £174 a week this must cover food gas electricty travel to and from work and any other expenses you might have

if you are under 18 you are getting the same rate of pay as an adult did in 2003 and if you are above 18 you are getting the same as an adult over 25 got in 2012 the problem with this outdated system is that since then the price of living has risen which is why we have a living wage shouldnt everyone be entitled to have enough money not to struggle in there work place

as shown below the pay gap between ages has only gotten bigger over the years

       

         25+    21+  18-20     16-17

1999 n/a £3.60 £3.00    N/A

2000 n/a £3.70 £3.20 N/A

2001 n/a £4.10 £3.50 N/A

2002 n/a £4.20 £3.60 N/A

2003 n/a £4.50 £3.80 N/A

2004 n/a £4.85 £4.10 £ 3.00

2005 n/a £5.05 £ 4.25 £ 3.00

2006 n/a £5.35 £4.45 £ 3.30

2007 n/a £5.52 £4.60 £ 3.40

2008 n/a £5.73 £4.77 £ 3.53

2009 n/a £5.80 £4.83 £ 3.57

2010 n/a £5.93 £4.98 £ 3.68

2011 n/a £6.08 £4.98 £ 3.68

2012 n/a £6.19 £4.98 £ 3.68

2013 n/a £6.31 £5.03 £ 3.72

2014 n/a £6.50 £5.13 £ 3.79

2015 n/a £6.70 £5.30 £ 3.87

2016 £7.20 £6.70 £5.55 £ 4.00

2017 £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £ 4.05

2018 £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £ 4.20

2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £ 4.35

2020 £8.72 £8.20 £ 6.45 £ 4.55

 

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