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Earning less than a Living Wage?

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KayTCC Mon 13-May-13 17:51:39

Hello all

I?m from a community organisation (and registered charity) based in North Wales, called TCC (www.tcc-wales.org.uk). We?re currently working to persuade our councils and local businesses to pay a Living Wage to their employees. This is the amount calculated as enough to afford the cost of living in the UK, and currently it?s £7.45 an hour.

Shockingly the majority of children in this country living in poverty actually have parents who are working, so in-work poverty is becoming an increasing problem. It?s also a big gender issue, as jobs earning below the Living Wage are overwhelming done by women.

We?re currently collecting stories from people, about their experiences of what it?s like trying to support yourself and/or a family whilst working but earning less than £7.45 an hour (approx. £14300 per annum for a 37 hour week). You can post on here, or email me directly: kay@tcc-wales.org.uk. All the stories will be used to help support our campaign for more Living Wage jobs ? we can keep your personal details anonymous if you wish. If you happen to live locally (North East Wales) we could even meet up for a coffee to chat about it informally.

Many thanks
Kay

KayTCC Tue 14-May-13 14:00:16

That's the cost of living in the UK (outside of London) - the Living Wage rate is calculated every year by the centre for research in social policy at Loughborough University. The rate for London is £8.55 an hour.

caroldecker Tue 14-May-13 00:58:54

Is that cost of living in UK or North Wales?

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