Minimum Living Wage

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Explain to a labour unionist why imposing a minimum living wage may actually harm workers.

The national minimum living wage is a wage legally set by government that all UK workers who are above 25 should be paying high enough to have a normal standard of living. This ensure all workers are able to afford their day to day life’s routine, such as food, shelter, transport and etc.

According to the government policy paper, they announced that the minimum wage would rise from £6.70 to £7.20 in April 2016 and £9 by 2020 (GOV, 2015). This expected to benefit 6 million people in the UK, as well as economy wealth. Rising wages have an immediate effect in reduction of poverty as workers age above 25 will able to afford their basic needs and have a
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