Delyn MP David Hanson looks back on 10 years of the National Minimum Wage and calls for rogue employers who con staff to be exposed.
This July marks 10 years since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage in 1998. When it came in ten years ago there were some that said it would cost the country 2 million jobs. The reality is totally different. An extra 3 million jobs have actually been created since then. Nearly one million low paid employees, two thirds of them women, have benefited from the National Minimum Wage.
David Hanson said:
“I became an MP to fight for the rights of the hard working people in Delyn. Looking back I think this is one of our proudest achievements in Government.
“However, we have not been complacent and have continued to build on this by increasing the minimum wage year on year and bringing in better safeguards at work like paid holidays and the right to request flexible working for parents and carers.
“The Government is also coming down hard on those people that don’t pay workers the minimum wage. And there are even tougher penalties for rogue employers who con staff as part of the Employment Bill, now before Parliament.
“If you think a rogue employer is not paying up then get in touch with me on 01352 763159 or call the national minimum wage helpline on 0845 6000 678.”