Minimum Wage

The BFAWU is arguing for a living wage

Bakers’ union BFAWU demands minimum wage hike

By Rod Addy

The minimum wage should rise to £10 an hour, according to the Bakery Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), which today launched a campaign to drive it up (February 19).

The exploited workers were employed to pick Brussels sprouts

GLA revokes Dudley gangmaster’s licence

By Rod Addy

A gangmaster has lost her licence after what a judge described as “a serious dereliction of duty” in her treatment of workers picking peas and Brussels sprouts.

Businesses should brace themselves to hand over more money to workers

Brace yourself for increased labour costs

By Laurence Gibbons

The food industry should brace itself for an increase in labour costs as the number of people in employment reaches record levels, warns the Association of Labour Providers (ALP).

The National Minimum Wage is £6.31 an hour (July 2014)

Faccenda Foods avoids paltry wages for workers

By Rod Addy

Faccenda Foods has boosted workers’ pay to at least £7 an hour in what a spokesman for the company called “an important first step” towards paying staff a Living Wage.

School Pilot - part of Feeding Britain's Future campaign - aims to arm unemployed youth with the skills to succeed in job interviews

Food manufacturers and retailers tackle unemployment

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods and other food and drink manufacturers are teaming up with retailers to tackle Britain’s youth unemployment, as part of the grocery think-tank IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future campaign.

The minimum wage rise will cost jobs, warns Butt Foods' md David Williams

Minimum wage rise will drive jobs overseas

By Nicholas Robinson

The rise in national minimum wage for adults, announced by business secretary Vince Cable, could drive small- to medium-sized food manufacturers (SMEs) out of the UK, a bakery boss has warned.

Cash in hand: George Osborne tweeted this photograph this morning with the message: 'Today I will deliver a Budget for a resilient economy – starting with a resilient pound coin'

Food industry investment tops budget wish list

By Laurence Gibbons

Support for investment and help to boost exports and cut energy costs are three topics topping the food and drink industry’s wish list from chancellor George Osborne’s Budget, to be delivered later today (March 19).

Business leaders discussed the potential impact of a 10% minimum wage rise

Business Leaders' Forum

Minimum wage rise questioned by business leaders

By Nicholas Robinson

A minimum wage increase could hit small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), delegates at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum were told.

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