By Pravin Jeyaraj
Given the contribution of key workers during the pandemic and throughout lockdown and local restriction, we agree with the TUC that they deserve a "decent" pay rise. This is even more important for those key workers who are on insecure zero hours contracts. The precariousness of their work and income should at least be balanced, even in part, by a wage the covers the actual cost of living.
From 1 April 2021, the minimum wage for those aged 25 and over will be £8.91. By comparison, the real Living Wage is £10.85 for those in Greater London and £9.50 for those outside.
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