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Extent of low pay in the public sector is twice as high as previously thought

New research from nef reveals the full extent of public sector’s low pay problem. The calculations reveal that: Public services employ one million low wage workers: this number is double previous estimates which did not account for workers in outsourced services. Local authorities directly employ roughly the same proportion of low wage workers as the private sector: 1 in 4 local…