Real wages fall yet again

GMB has called for action after new statistics show average wages have fallen once again.

According to ONS figures, the value of earnings fell by 0.5 per cent in the three months to June.

They previously fell 0.6 per cent in the three months prior to that.

GMB calls on the Government to step in and implement a real living wage and an end to the public sector pay cap.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “Yet again, the Government’s own statistics show that pay is falling in real terms.

“People are going to work, doing their best to get by and get on but their wages are having to stretch further and further.

“This isn’t just a set of statistics, behind the numbers are real people and families who are struggling because the Government and greedy employers at best don’t care – and at worse like the system the way it is.

“It does not have to be this way. A real living wage, an end to the public sector pay cap and ending the abuse of agency and zero hours contracts would make a difference to millions of people.”

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