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Submission to the UK Low Pay Commission Consultation 2024

Mccann, Deirdre

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This Submission to the UK Low Pay Commission Consultation 2024 highlights that low-waged work cannot be combatted solely by increasing hourly minimum wage rates. A range of practices – characterised by McCann as ‘temporal casualisation’ - is generating waged hours that are often insufficient for workers and among the drivers of poverty. This submission calls on the Low Pay Commission to make proposals to combat insecure and insufficient working hours. In particular, it notes that the current legal settlement on “sleep-in shifts” is that many workers in social care are not fully entitled to the minimum wage (the Supreme Court’s Mencap judgment). The submission calls on the LPC to recommend legislative reforms to ensure that the minimum wage covers all working hours including “sleep-in shifts”. The 2024 report is an opportunity for the LPC to stress that, as a matter of principle, all workers are entitled to at least the minimum wage for all of their working hours.

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Deposit Date Jun 10, 2024
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2480963

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