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Offline shortport

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importing poverty
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:47:55 AM »
Thought there was a minimum wage in Jersey?I guess those of us that pay tax will be paying for acomodation for these people.
Lets build some more Andium homes,i'm paying.

Sports Direct  -  2,139 reviews - Jersey

£4.20 - £7.79 an hour

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Offline Jerry Gosselin

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Re: importing poverty
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 07:40:31 AM »
That £4.20 rate is most likely based on current UK law which they've quoted in error. You can pay a person aged 16-17 years as little as £4.05 per hour in the UK (£6.50 in Guernsey). Jersey does not have separate minimum wage rates depending on your age, although it has 2 trainee rates. So a person aged 16-17 in Jersey is entitled to the full minimum wage (currently £7.18, scheduled to rise to £7.50 from 1st April 2018) unless they're classed as a 'trainee'. The remaining query with the wage levels quoted for this position is whether the higher figure is also based on the UK minimum wage rate, in which case this might not be what Sports Direct will actually pay its employees in Jersey:

http://www.indeed.co.uk/m/viewjob?jk=b81651aed237d972&from=serp

It is worth pointing out that a report by Oxera this year estimated that if the Jersey minimum wage rate was increased to £7.88, the island could see 60 net job losses, concentrated in hospitality, agriculture and retail, with 400 employees likely to see a pay decrease due to reduced working hours. Obviously when Reform Jersey lodge their annual proposition calling for an increase higher than whatever the official recommendation is (after a busy evening of scribbling numbers on the back of fag packets and ridding the world of some more Chardonnay) they'll just ignore all the negative consequences and only quote the positive ones... ::)

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Offline boatyboy

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Re: importing poverty
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 07:08:30 PM »

Please see below, same post ??
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Offline boatyboy

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Re: importing poverty
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 07:10:26 PM »
The question is how many states members have actually run their own business's with all the cost increases, the profit the bad and good days, and the pile of bills to pay ?

Yes a handfull.

How many of them would you trust to run a business you actually owned because they are competent ?

Why are you and I letting them run Jersey's multi million pound economy then ?

BB

Offline Fritz

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Re: importing poverty
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 12:31:07 AM »
BB,s points are very important.
Regardless of how,(Allegedly), corrupt the old system was. The Island was run by successful business people for no,(Apparent), personal gain.
Ok, it can be assumed, in the real world, that policies tended to favour their business interests.
But what has really changed since the introduction of salaries for states members?
Have we simply created a ,"Step up", for folk to join the corruptible ranks?
Is it not more dangerous to have salaried politicians than independently wealthy ones?
There are too many in the states today who are happy to just pick up a salary and the perks that they could never get  working in the real world and have done the square root of nothing since being elected.