Friday 27 September 2019 / 9:57 AM Universal Credit

1 in 5 workers are skipping meals to make ends meet – Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Trades Union Congress poll which highlights one in five workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, said:

“This damning evidence shows the reality of life on low pay for millions of workers who struggle to make ends meet.

“Families are being left with impossible choices of whether to pay for food, heating or rent. Instead of addressing low pay and insecure work, Boris Johnson is threatening a no deal Brexit that would have a disastrous impact on jobs and living standards.

“Labour will ban zero hour contracts, introduce a real living wage of at least £10 an hour and invest in the economy to create decent jobs and end the scandal of in-work poverty.”