“Tories find it acceptable that workers earn less while employers earn more” – Voice of the Mirror
In the last 20 years, the average salary of CEOs of the UK’s 100 largest companies has risen from £1 million to over £4 million
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Shame about the fat pay
Giving hard-pressed workers a real pay rise would be “reckless,” the government claims – while Boris Johnson is trying to uncap bankers’ bonuses.
That is the philosophy of the Tories in a nutshell.
They think it is acceptable for employees to earn less while employers earn more.
In the last 20 years, the average salary of CEOs of the UK’s 100 largest companies has risen from £1 million to over £4 million.
Bosses used to earn around 20 times that of the average worker, now they can rake in 141 times more.
No wonder low-income earners feel drained and have turned to industrial action.
They will rightly ask why their bosses are entitled to generous pay but are being denied extra money to help with the cost-of-living crisis.
Conservatives have called for wage moderation for the masses but ignored rising wage packages for the few.
This is not leveling up. It is a formula for creating a more divided and unequal country.
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