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UNISON DEMAND THAT MINIMUM WAGE COVERS ALL AGES

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UNISON has warned that it would be unthinkable for the government to exempt people under 25 from the proposed statu...
UNISON has warned that it would be unthinkable for the government to exempt people under 25 from the proposed statutory minimum wage.

General secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe yesterday told the Labour party conference that the suggestion from board of trade president Margaret Beckett to exclude so many people from the protection of the minimum wage was hardly designed to increase Labour's vote among young people at the next election.

The Guardian reports (p8) that Mr Bickerstaffe told a Low Pay Unit fringe meeting that there was no evidence that excluding people up to such a high age would protect or increase employment.
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