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October 25, 2017

Workers in Wales "endure the lowest take home pay" in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Wages rose by 1% in the year to April 2017, but the level of inflation (2.6%) meant a real terms fall of 1.6%.

Median (middle amount) weekly earnings for full-time workerswas £498.40, more than £50 less than the UK as a whole.

Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Conservatives have both criticised the Welsh Labour government, but it said it was "committed to driving up wages".

October 17, 2017

LOCAL Unison branch members say it is a “disgrace” that nearly half of council workers are not paid ‘real living wage’.

Foundation Living Wage of £8.45 an hour is what ant-poverty campaigners say is required to cover basic living costs.

The official National Living Wage for over 25s is £7.50 an hour.

Freedom of Information requests by BBC Wales found that 44 per cent of Pembrokeshire County Council jobs pay below this higher rate.

October 20, 2017

Plaid Cymru economy spokesman Adam Price has proposed a youth basic income for 18 to 24-year-olds if the party was to come to power.

The proposal would offer a 'guaranteed job', help with education, grants for setting up businesses or a voluntary role in a national citizen service.

October 13, 2017

Graduates from Welsh universities are on average the lowest paid in the UK, a new survey has suggested.

Almost a third in full-time employment earned less than £21,000 three and a half years after leaving Welsh universities.

The study showed only 21.2% from England's universities in the same boat.

The Welsh Government said it reflected wage levels in the country.

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