Deputy Geoff Southern proposed that the Minister for Social Security should consider setting the Minimum Wage at £9.45 per hour from January 2022 and raise it to £10 per hour by October 2022. The Deputy also requested that, by the end of 2022, the Minister for Social Security devise a scheme to convert the Minimum Wage to a Living Wage over time.
The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin, proposed an amendment to Deputy Southern’s proposition. The Minister asked the Assembly to agree that, instead, she should aim to raise the Minimum Wage to two-thirds of median earnings by end of 2024 and examine the feasibility of converting the Minimum Wage to a Living Wage after consultation with the Employment Forum.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE the Minister for Social Security’s amendment (36 Members voted in favour, eight against).
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Geoff Southern’s proposition, as amended by the Minister for Social Security (41 for, three against).
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