Government finally scraps the lower rate of minimum wage for 21-22 year-olds
In his Autumn Statement this year, Jeremy Hunt announced that the government will finally scrap the lower rate of minimum wage, so all workers aged 21 and over will be paid £11.44 (known as the National Living Wage).
The government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommendations in full. Over 60,000 Organise members responded to the survey which fed into the Low Pay Commission's recommendations to the government, making this is a fantastic win for the Organise community.
83% of Organise members wanted the government to scrap the lower wage for 21-22 year-olds, though the network will keep fighting to get the lowest paid workers (including apprentices and workers aged between 16 and 20) a dignified, liveable salary. Read more on BBC News.