In the Grauniad, from Mr. Chakrabortty:
\”There are plenty of reasons to boost industry. Not only would it make the economy less lopsided, but it would mean better, higher-paying manufacturing jobs.\”
Rilly? Manufacturing jobs pay better do they?
Looking at the ONS figures secretaries get 9.28 an hour, process and plant machinery peeps 9.30.
Skilled metal and electrical trades (ie, three years or so apprenticeship/experience) 11.92 and health and social welfare associate professionals (similarly, 3 ish years training) 15.01 per hour.
Where are these higher manufacturing wages that you speak of?
Can anyone explain to me where this idea that manucfaturing pays more comes from? Some historical memory or something?