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Low paid 'not receiving living wage'

Clare Williams from Unison

Clare Williams from Unison

Low paid workers are not receiving a living wage, according to a leading charity.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation believes the minimum wage would need to be £6.88 per hour rather than the rate of £5.93 which it will go up to from November.

But the Low Pay Commission, which has been visiting the region this week says the minimum wage amount they are asked to set is a level below which wages must not fall, not a level for a living wage.

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