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National Minimum Wage

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 15th October 2014.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:23 pm, 15th October 2014

I get extremely frustrated with this mantra that people should get better jobs. Actually, the precious jobs in our economy include caring, nursing, sweeping our streets and making sure our communities are safe. The people in those essential jobs are frequently on really low pay. We must drive up the amount of money that employers pay them. We should not just say, “Go and get a better job.” Those jobs are essential to our economy.