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Ensure nobody on furlough receives less than Minimum wage

Submitted by Mr Matthew Swanson on Saturday 24th October 2020

Published on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 20th May 2021

Current Signatures: 57
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Ensure nobody on furlough receives less than Minimum wage

Petition Details

Ensure that all employees on furlough receive no less than the minimum wage (MW). Employees on MW should receive their full wage and any employees above MW should receive no less than MW.

Additional Information

Under the furlough scheme minimum wage workers, many of whom already struggle to get by on their full wage, have still had their wages reduced to 80%. For example a worker aged 25+ being paid the £8.72 MW would see this reduced to £6.98. This risks increasing poverty and should not be allowed.


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