Farage minimum wage call would be a gift for bad bosses, says TUC

Responding to Fridays call from Nigel Farage to cap the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Not content with insulting television audiences, Mr Farage is today insulting the intelligence of voters with these economically illiterate remarks.  “Capping the minimum wage would drive down earnings for low-paid workers across the economy.  Giving bad bosses an excuse to skimp on wages and exploit staff is the last thing we need.

“Does Nigel Farage really want to be known as the champion of poverty pay? Our economy needs strong wage growth to flourish not a race to the bottom”