15 February 2011
Employers could face grievance cases based on wages, expert suggests
Employers could face an increased number of grievance cases brought to them by workers unhappy about their level of pay in the current economic climate, an expert has suggested.
According to Frances O'Grady - deputy secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), an organisation which represents 6.2 million employees across all sectors in the UK - people are in desperate need of having their wages increased in order for them and the wider economy to enjoy a "stable and sustainable recovery".
Speaking at a conference held in London yesterday, Ms O'Grady will urge the government to do more in order to help workers achieve higher wages.
"Winning better pay for workers is essential not just to help people through this period of austerity, but to lay the foundations for a stable and sustainable recovery," she added.
The TUC official added that "stagnant wages go right to the core of Britain's economic malaise".
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett