Failed Tory austerity has produced a low-wage, low-investment, high-debt economy in which productivity is stagnating. Under the next Labour government, everyone in Ellesmere Port & Neston will earn enough to live on through the introduction a statutory REAL Living Wage – independent forecasts put this at over £10/hour in 2020.
Justin Madders MP said:
“It’s a disgrace that low pay has been allowed to flourish in Ellesmere Port & Neston under the Tories. Many local residents have contacted me because they are having difficulty making ends meet and without our foodbanks they would not be able to feed their children. This Conservative government should be ashamed that their policies are affecting working families in this way.
“Local people deserve a wage they can live off and it is only a Labour Government that will deliver it.
“Labour’s REAL Living Wage is just one aspect of our plan to tackle low pay, and it will be introduced in tandem with an industrial strategy to transform Britain into a high-skill, high-productivity, high-wage and sustainable modern economy by boosting investment and R&D, supporting manufacturing and foundation industries and nurturing the industries of the future.”