One in three stuck in Scotland’s poverty pay-trap

One
in three full time workers in Scotland are paid poverty wages, according to a
report by the Scottish Low Pay Unit.

The
Daily Record newspaper reports that hospital kitchen porters and chefs,
waitresses, bar staff, check-out assistants cleaners and domestics were among
the worst off.

The
Scottish Low Pay Unit report also reveals that the number of women and young
people in full-time low-pay jobs is double that of men.

It
also shows that the gap between those stuck in the poverty pay trap and top
average weekly earners is constantly widening.

The
Scottish Low Pay Unit wants the minimum wage set at £5.55.

By Quentin Reade

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