Public sector workers are being priced out of living and working in Wandsworth, according to a report.
The research by Battersea and Wandsworth TUC, which is published today, claims that Wandsworth-based employees earning less than £29,000-a-year can no longer afford to live in the London borough.
The study, Priced out of the Borough - Economic Apartheid in Wandsworth, concludes that nurses, teachers, social workers, fire fighters, paramedics and transport workers are being driven out of Wandsworth.
Support workers including cooks, cleaners, drivers, carers are also suffering because of low pay and the high cost of housing in the borough according to the report.
The TUC claims that the infrastructure of the borough and its services risk complete collapse if the authorities fail to act on pay and housing.
“Services in Wandsworth and across the rest of London, risk complete collapse if this economic apartheid against people on low and average earnings is not stopped,” said Geoff Martin, Battersea and Wandsworth TUC’s lead organiser.