Tuesday 16 April 2019 / 11:38 AM Mike Amesbury / Work and Pensions

Behind today’s headline figures, average wages are still less than they were ten years ago – Mike Amesbury

Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, responding to the latest ONS Labour Market stats, said:

“Behind today’s headline figures, average wages are still less than they were ten years ago and in-work poverty is rising faster than employment.

“Many people are trapped in low paid, insecure work and 70% of children in poverty now live in working families.

“Labour will introduce a Real Living Wage of at least £10 an hour, ban zero-hours contracts and invest in skills and training to build an economy that works for everyone.”