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Cornwall's Living Wage Crisis.

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7:31am 1st April 2014

Pirate FM has learnt one in three workers in Cornwall earns less than the living wage.

That comes in at under £7.65 an hour.

But in the south-east, only 5% of workers earn that.

The TUC has analysed official figures from the House of Commons Library.

It warns families are facing the biggest pressure on living standards since Victorian times.

Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the South West TUC, said: "Extending the Living Wage is a vital way of tackling the growing problem of in-work poverty across Britain.

"Working families are experiencing the biggest pressure on their living standards since Victorian times. Pay has been squeezed at all levels below the boardroom and it's costing the South West's economy dear.

"The number of Living Wage employers is growing rapidly and unions are playing their part in encouraging more employers to sign up and pay it - but government must show equal initiative. We need to see a far greater commitment to pay the living wage from government and employers, and modern wages councils which could set higher minimum rates in industries where employers can afford to pay their staff more.

"During Fair Pay Fortnight we're asking workers to back our call to MPs to get all political parties to put decent pay at the top of their agendas in the run up to the election."

7:31am 1st April 2014

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