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Regional Pay, Regional Poverty?

April 30th 2004

The pay of thousands of public sector workers in Wales is set by UK-wide pay agreements which determine the rate for the job – however, all that could change with proposals to determine pay on a regional basis, so that pay no longer depends on what a worker does but where he or she is based.  This report looks at public sector workers and their pay in Wales, and considers the arguments in favour of and against the concept of regional pay. It concludes that not only is regional pay inherently unfair, it could lock low paid workers into low pay and poverty in the long term.

 ISBN: 1-904767-07-09

Pages:  32

Order: online only – PDF

Price: Free

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