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28 May 2020

Calls for key workers to be paid ‘real living wage’

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

They’ve been described as the heroes of the pandemic – facing the risk of catching the virus as they care for our most vulnerable citizens. But for many in the care sector, minimum wage jobs make life a struggle, pandemic or not.

As the nation prepares to applaud their efforts for the final time tonight, a campaign has been launched which aims to ensure key workers at least get paid the “real living wage”, which is set by an independent body.