Wednesday 13 January 2021 / 12:01 AM Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband comments on the news from Citizens UK that 45% of supermarket workers earn below the real living wage

Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the news from Citizens UK that 45% of supermarket workers earn below the real living wage, said:

 

“Every worker should be paid a fair wage they can live on. It’s just wrong that so many of our key workers, including in sectors like supermarkets and care, are being asked to survive on low pay.

 

“Labour strongly supports a real living wage of at least £10 an hour. As we rebuild our country and economy after coronavirus, we cannot just go back to business as usual.

 

“We owe the workers of our country an obligation to enable them to be paid a wage they can live and bring up their family on. The Government must take action to move our country to a real living wage.”