Petition to holly lynch MP
Increase the minimum wage for 18 to 24 year olds in line with the national minimum wage.
My daughter has a tremendous work ethic and wants to support herself. She is 18 years old and is also studying to improve her prospects. However she is paid substantially less than her colleagues simply by virtue of her date of birth. This is despite the fact that she completes the same work to the same standard and has the same bills to pay. Rent and bills aren't cheaper when you are 18 so why should you be paid less? Legislation has supposedly changed to reflect equality in the workplace but it seems that this does not extend to someone because of their young age. Not raising the minimum wage will have the almost inevitable result of pushing children to claiming benefits; therefore increasing the burden on the welfare system.
Petition to Serco , Alwen Williams
SERCO PAY UP!
Low paid cleaners, porters, catering and security staff in Barts Health Trust, members of Unite the Union are currently on strike action against private contractor Serco. They are asking for a 30p an hour pay rise and an end to their excessive workload. Serco makes over £80 million profit yet it refuses this modest increase. Last Saturday 15 July a demo was called in support of this struggle. John McDonnell came along to support it and raised the issue of low pay on the Marr Show the following day using a cleaner's pay slip. Prices keep going up. We all deserve a pay rise. We, the undersigned, support this struggle and demand from Serco to: 1. Pay up- immediate implementation of extra 30p/hr 2. An end to the increased and unmanageable workload imposed by Serco. And from Barts Health Trust 3. To intervene to ensure that the above are carried through.