A new settlement for the low paid – Resolution Foundation

The crisis is shared, but its burden is not.

The Resolution Foundation has published a new policy briefing guide that sets out “A new settlement for the low paid – Beyond the minimum wage to dignity and respect.” The report highlights how lower paid workers are three times as likely to have lost their jobs or been furloughed during the pandemic than higher earners. With lower earners bearing the brunt of the pandemic, more needs to be done to address the inequality.

The report sets out a programme of change across five areas:

  • Control of working hours
  • Control of when you are paid
  • The same rights at work as higher earners take for granted
  • Enforced labour market rules
  • Institutional innovation to drive up standards

Read the full report here.

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