Union fights for living wage for workers

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MEMBERS of the Northumberland branch of UNISON highlighted the Living Wage Campaign with a stall outside the union office at County Hall, Morpeth, last week.

It says many UNISON members who provide vital public services earn below the rate calculated as being required to meet minimum living standards, currently £7.45 outside London.

Joint branch secretary Joyce Guthrie said: “Low pay is a blight on too many people’s live. People employed on low rates of pay, often in part-time jobs, are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.”