United Kingdom -Northern Ireland has lowest pay in UK -September 07, 2015

More working people in the province are paid less than £7 per hour than any other part of the UK. Figures showed the 2013 annual gross salary for workers here was £27,697 - almost £6,000 below the UK average. The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) said the research backed the campaign for a 'living wage' for workers. This would be the best solution to deal with problems of low productivity and high welfare costs.

English: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/living-wage-call …

http://www.nicva.org/resource/economic-analysis-living-wage-northern-ireland

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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