IFS: Threat to minimum wage from increased automation

IFS: Threat to minimum wage from increased automation

4 January 2018

RMT Press Office:

RMT on Institute of Fiscal Studies threat to minimum wage from increased automation.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

"This is just a carefully crafted attempt by the elite to roll back the gains made by the trade unions on the principles of a minimum wage and a genuine living wage. We can expect more of this now that the IFS have kicked open the door.

"The fact that they are using automation as a justification is in line with the attacks on jobs and working conditions in the transport sector where greedy private companies are using the bogus arguments around technology to try and hack back on staffing numbers, safety and working conditions.

"It is interesting that the IFS say nothing about top bosses pay and choose to focus in on those in the workforce who are already struggling to get by.

"It's dangerous nonsense and must be opposed by the whole trade union movement.‎"


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