Construction workers wages to rise post brexit.

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Crowsfoot, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Devil's Advocate

    Devil's Advocate Well-Known Member

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  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    £31k a year is £130/day, doesn't sound a lot to me. Trades are £250/day+ where I live.

    Also not clear if the £31k figure is before or after expenses and costs are taken off (van, tools, etc).
     
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  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    Those figures are probably true of directly employed PAYE tradesmen, but they're certainly not indicative of the self employed trades earnings, unless they're part time.
     
  4. Jackoftrades

    Jackoftrades Well-Known Member


    So, let me get this straight? You are thinking that a sudden rise in wages (and therefore costs to be passed on) is a good thing for the majority?

    It's like a rapid increase in the minimum wage means people earn more. Then all the costs go up, and nobody is any better off, but the cost of living is now higher and those costs make anything we make (not a lot) is dearer to export, and so the cycle continues.

    What is actually needed is longer term controlled costs (via a balance between higher and lower paid levels) to increase thevstandard of living, not the cost of living.

    Lower costs and therefore better exports, and a reason for us to import less and grow is what is actually needed.

    Brexit is based around lower priced imports, a race to the bottom.
     
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  5. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    Doesn't sound a lot to me either, DA is the one who seems to think it should be lower.
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Dream on!
     
  7. Devil's Advocate

    Devil's Advocate Well-Known Member

    I said - or even suggested - or remotely hinted at - that where?

    UnstraightFilly.
     
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  8. Devil's Advocate

    Devil's Advocate Well-Known Member

    You'll need that increase to buy all the other stuff - like yer basic needs.
     
  9. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member


    You said it here.
     
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    by the time that happens we will all be on special needs!
     
  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I've never felt that way, we are probably the most privileged people.
     
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  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You missed off the New York Times.
    We didn't have a seesaw but I did have a wide outlook on life.
     

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