Calls for Jersey's minimum wage to match living wage

Jersey's current minimum wage is £8.32. Credit: ITV Channel TV

There are calls for Jersey's minimum wage to be increased to at least £10 an hour by 2022.

Deputy Geoff Southern has lodged a proposition to the States Assembly on behalf of Reform Jersey.

The party's plans, however, go a step further by suggesting that the Minimum Wage should match the Living Wage - the amount of income necessary for a worker to meet his or her basic needs. This is currently £10.96.

Deputy Southern says this is particularly important after such a difficult year.

The proposition is due to be debated in the States Assembly on 20 April.