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New living wage rates set

UNISON welcomes increases announced at start of Living Wage Week

UNISON has welcomed the increase in the living wage announced simultaneously in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Manchester as part of Living Wage Week.

             

The new rates are £8.45 an hour for the UK outside London and £9.75 an hour within London, to take account of the higher cost of living there.

General secretary Dave Prentis commented: "UNISON has been proud to support and campaign for the living wage from the outset.

“And the living wage has become an integral part of our own campaigning.”

New rates are the rate needed to affor a basic but decent life                

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