'No gain' from rise in minimum wage

Press Association
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Low-paid workers will suffer a wage cut despite an increase in the national minimum wage, according to union leaders.

The TUC said that with RPI inflation running at 2.9%, the 1.8% rise in the statutory hourly rate will lead to a "squeeze" on the living standards of almost a million mainly women workers.
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