Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS10 an Hour Pledge for Labour Staff

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS10 an Hour Pledge for Labour Staff

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LABOUR staff members working at the political party's Newcastle call centre will see their pay boosted to PS10 per hour following a pledge by Jeremy Corbyn to increase wages.

The rise in pay has been made by Mr Corbyn in an effort to show that his party is standing by its manifesto promises, which included introducing a real living wage in the UK of at least PS10 an hour.

The changes will be welcome news for staff at the call centre, which is located at Manors.

Mr Corbyn said: "Low pay and insecurity are endemic in our economy. Too many people are held back as they struggle to earn enough money to give themselves a decent standard of living.

"We need bold action to quickly get more money into people's pockets at the end of the month. That's why in our last manifesto, For The Many Not The Few, Labour promised to ban zero hour contracts and introduce a real living wage of at least PS10 per hour by 2020.

"That's why today, here in Brighton, I am announcing that the Labour Party - under our new general secretary Jennie Formby - is committing to pay all our staff, at any level in our organisation, no less than PS10 per hour. …

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