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Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage




Nearly 11,000 Fenland workers were earning less than a real living wage of £9 per hour in the year to April 2018 according to new data.

Thousands of Fenland workers are failing to earn a real living wage, data shows.
Thousands of Fenland workers are failing to earn a real living wage, data shows.

In fact 25 per cent of the area's jobs (10,750) paid less than £9 per hour and just over a third of these were part-time, meaning the majority are full-time employment. The average hourly gross earnings in 2018 for Fenland was £11.90 which was almost £2 a hour less than the median (middle) wage for the East of England which was £13.39 in the year up to April 2018.

This data is from a new study by GMB London of official data for earnings and hours published by the Office for National statistics.


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