More than a thousand staff working for Shropshire Council earn less than the ‘living wage,’ a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Shropshire Star report:
Hundreds of Shropshire Council staff are in ‘working poverty’ and earning barely more than the minimum wage, new figures have revealed.
A total of 1,600 full and part-time workers, including school staff, are on less than the national Living Wage, which is £7.45 per hour outside London.
The figures have been revealed in a Freedom of Information request by trade union Unison, which has now set up an online petition calling for better wages to be introduced for the council’s lowest-paid workers.