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wages council

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (formerly, in Britain) a statutory body empowered to fix minimum wages in an industry; abolished in 1994
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In the UK, Wages Councils which controlled wages in low-pay sectors were introduced in 1909, and national wage setting was introduced during both world wars.
. ?Pushing up wages for everyone by expanding collective bargaining and setting up modern wages councils.
He also want to introduce modern wages councils for hotel, shop and care workers to strengthen terms and conditions., extend the right to information and consultation to cover all workplaces with more than 50 employees.
Introducing modern wages councils for hotel, shop and care workers to strengthen terms and conditions.
Wales TUC has consistently called for more employers to pay the Living Wage along with action at every level of government to drive up pay, including the creation of modern wages councils.
Wages councils were the brainchild of Winston Churchill (then known as trade boards).
"But we need to see a far wider commitment to pay the living wage from government, employers and modern wages councils - to drive up productivity and set higher minimum rates in industries where employers can afford to pay their staff more."
"The number of living wage employers is growing rapidly and unions are playing their part in encouraging more employers to sign up and pay it, but we need to see a far wider commitment to pay the living wage from government, employers and modern wages councils, to drive up productivity and set higher minimum rates in industries where employers can afford to pay their staff more."
The TUC wants to see a greater commitment to pay the living wage from both government and employers, a crackdown on excessive executive pay, and modern wages councils which could set higher minimum wages where employers can afford to pay more."
This was also an age which gave us what we have today - the Old Age Pensions Act 1908, the Wages Councils, The National Insurance Act.
They were renamed Wages Councils in 1948 and at their peak covered 66 sectors.