Category Archives: Minimum Wage

The reason wages are stagnant

Back in the 50’s, my Dad worked as a mechanic on the large cotton mill engines. He told me that in a time of “full employment”, if he wanted a wage rise he would just ask the boss. If the boss was not inclined to comply, he was quite prepared to leave as he could… Read More »

The threat from automation

If you’ve been to a large (or even small) supermarket recently, you may have noticed a number of automated self check-outs in operation. You may even have used one. The fact is these self service check-outs have been growing in number for a couple of years now and the trend is for more, not less.… Read More »