Ed Miliband managed to get his favourite catchphrase into his ‘I’m weird – get over it!’ speech today – “cost-of-living crisis”.
One of Labour’s ways to tackle this
is to roll out the Living Wage to workers – starting by only awarding Whitehall
contracts to those who pay their staff the amount.
He has even threatened that those who
pay less could be “named and shamed”.
Miliband is obviously keen for Government and politicians to lead
Alas, it seems the message might not have reached his Deputy Leader,
She is currently recruiting for a Trainee Caseworker for her South London constituency
of Camberwell and Peckham.
The post promises a
wage of £17,000 per year.
If the employee
does a standard 7.5 hour day, that works out at just £8.72 per hour.
According to the
Living Wage Foundation, the London living wage should be £8.80.
Harriet Harman –
named and shamed.
If you fancy the
job – apply here
UPDATE: Having spoken to Harriet Harman's office, apparently the successful applicant for this "full-time role" will only have to work 35 hours a week - thus making the salary £9.34 an hour. Let's hope Ms Harman ensures the worker claims back time in lieu for the "occasional evening work" detailed in the job advert.