#8425534, By AliRay *possible* significant increase to minimum wage

  • AliRay 15 Feb 2012 15:59:42 181 posts
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    @darkmorgado Yeah, certainly worth a debate, apologies for the MP/councilor mix-up.

    I can't see it being feasible that min wage could get scrapped completely, even though that's seen as a way to support businesses (complete free market ideology, I guess). I for one think that a boost to min wage would really improve things.

    A question for those saying that any increase would be negated by inflation: if the cost of living has increased (mainly house/rent prices)and the low-end wages have been quite flat in comparison ( I don't have data to hand now, sorry), how did inflation work in the 60s and 70s when low-level jobs seemed to pay a reasonable wage, a family could live well on a single income, etc? (Or is that my interpretation of rose-tinted glasses from my parents' generation?)
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