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Facebook to raise minimum wage and improve benefits for contract workers

Jade  Sweeney
22nd May 2015 by Jade Sweeney

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Facebook is to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the USA for its contractors and suppliers, among a host of other benefits announced this week.

These new standards will include a minimum of 15 paid days off for holidays, sick time and vacation. For those workers who do not already receive paid parental leave, there will also be a $4,000 child benefit payment for new parents.


Consumer champion will drive further reforms to savings and pensions

Anna Jackson
21st May 2015 by Anna Jackson

David Cameron has taken the unprecedented step of bringing an independent financial campaigner into his cabinet this week, suggesting that the new Conservative government will be open to yet more radical reforms of pensions and savings over the next five years.

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