Wednesday 7 August 2019 / 11:20 AM John McDonnell / Living Wage

Johnson looks set to break another promise – John McDonnell welcomes PCS call for government and contractors to pay living wage

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, welcoming PCS’s call for government departments and contractors to pay the living wage, said:

“Having been Prime Minister for just two weeks Boris Johnson looks set to break yet another promise.

“He’s said that new government department workers and contractors, many of whom are outsourced and are taking strike action over atrocious terms and conditions, should be paid the living wage – and he must honour that basic commitment.

“This out of touch Prime Minister, who couldn’t even say what the living wage was in June, should listen to the demands of PCS and take steps immediately to ensure that his Government pays the living wage to all people it employs.”

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Notes to Editors

Details of PCS’s letter to the Prime Minister are available here: https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/honour-your-living-wage-promise-pcs-tells-boris-johnson