United Kingdom -Paid less than minimum wage -October 29, 2012

One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a KPMG research report suggests. The proportion is much higher among waiters and bar staff, at up to 90% of workers. The report states that nearly five million people failed to command the living wage - a pay packet that enabled a basic standard of living.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20104177  
http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/NewsReleases …

 

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