841,000 London residents in employment earned less than London living wage of £10.55 per hour in year to end April 2018 a new GMB study shows. This is 25% of all London residents in employment. Some 37% of the residents in jobs paying less than the living wage were in part time jobs.
This data is from a new study by GMB London of official data for earnings and hours published by the Office for National statistics.
In the study, it reveals that 25% of jobs in Harrow paid less than the National Living Wage during that period which equates to 24,000 jobs in Harrow alone. These figures do not include the self-employed.
Warren Kenny, GMB Regional Secretary said:
“These figures underestimate the extent of low pay in London. The figures show that there were 841,000 London residents in jobs that paid below a living wage of £10.55 per hour in the year to April 2018. This is 25% of all London residents in jobs. Some 37% of these residents in jobs were in part time employment.”
“To these residents you have to add the tens of thousands of workers also in lower paid jobs who travel into the capital from the commuter towns outside the M25.
“Policy makers and politicians need to refocus their stirring talk away from the soaring rhetoric of a global London back to the reality that there is a very high proportion of working families struggling to make ends meet every day.”