Corporate greed is out of control and shareholder confidence outweighs any concern for easily replaceable human beings. Business has learned from the past regarding Unions, Living Wages benefits etc. after all the Federal Govt. Is little more than a leisure service for Exxon and Wal-Mart. All wages in this country are shameful. All large corporations that focus on minimum wages could triple their employees pay. But unbridled greed hidden inside sensationalistic lies are the order of the day. I truly worry about the future we are leaving behind for future generations.
It's a good idea. Shame all businesses don't think the same. I guess that's why there's the minimum wage.
It is a more complicated decision to make than the factors listed above include.
So how much should a company making an aircraft carrier pay it's workers?
A fair living wage is perfectly reasonable. The existing system, at least in the UK, pays so much in benefits that employers are arguably able to pay below a living wage, hence perpetuating the need for benefits.
This is neither good for the individual nor the country, nor perversely the company who will be taxed more and more to pay for benefits, though without any real input into how these are administered.