03 November 2010
Minimum wage increase 'could lead to more grievances'
Increasing the UK's minimum wage could result in employers across the country facing more grievance cases from disgruntled workers, an expert has suggested.
According to Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise, there are two sides to the debate with regards to the nation's minimum wage, as a rise would undoubtedly be welcomed by those in low income jobs but then may frustrate those employees who have suffered pay freezes due to the effects of the global economic downturn.
Mr Flaxton's comments came after the Trades Union Congress last week (October 29th) urged the Low Pay Commission to take action and recommend that the lowest amount someone can be paid by the hour is raised to £6.14 as of next year.
However, while this appears to represent a positive step and should make many workers happier, the expert has stated that he could understand why "some people would react badly" to this change.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens