Jeremy Corbyn is setting the agenda on low pay

15th September 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Mark Buckley

A resolute politician can set the political agenda, even when in opposition and this is exactly what is happening on the question of low pay in Britain. Jeremy Corbyn has been clear that he will end austerity and has repeatedly focused on the issue of low pay. Labour’s position is to raise the minimum wage to £10 per hour and the highly successful manifesto included a costed plan to scrap the pay cap in the public sector. Following Labour’s advance at this June’s election, and rising support since, it is increasingly possible that Corbyn will be the next prime Minister, and both workers and the Tories have taken note.