Claim 18,000 underpaid

Claudia Beamish MSP
Claudia Beamish MSP

Latest figures show that there are now 18,000 people in Dumfries and Galloway who are not being paid the Living Wage, an increase of 1000 in a single year.

This represents about a third of the total working population.

The official statistics have been highlighted by Claudia Beamish, Labour South of Scotland MSP, during her party’s Living Wage Week campaigning for a minimum of £10-per-hour payments.