Union leaders have called for further increases in the national minimum wage as they marked the 10th anniversary of the statutory rate being introduced.
Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, will cut a special cake in the Commons to celebrate the anniversary, saying that the current £5.73 an hour rate should increase to £7.45 by October 2010.
You what? A 30% pay rise in the middle of a recession? When people are shedding labour left, right and centre, you´re going to make labour more expensive?
Been sniffing glue again have we?
The union also wants apprentices to be covered by the minimum wage, adding that the "development rate" for younger workers should be scrapped as it "discriminated" against young people.
No you daft twat. It discriminates in favour of young workers. Makes employers more likely to hire and train them.
Good grief, does anyone have any actual proof that this Dave Prentis character has sufficient intellect to chew gum and fart at the same time?