Welsh Council Workers "On Poverty Line"

It's claimed local government and school support staff in Wales are being "locked out of the economic recovery".

Members of the union, UNISON Cymru/Wales have been calling on the National Assembly of Wales to look into their ongoing row over pay.

Head of Local Government from the union says "“refuse collectors, social workers, carers, cleaners, teaching assistants, environmental health workers, caterers, town planners, administrators, school crossing patrol, caretakers, school cooks, nursery nurses, library staff and the many other local government workers deserve to be paid fairly in recognition of the vital work that they do."

“But instead, increasing numbers are struggling to make ends meet, are experiencing in-work poverty, and are forced into taking out payday loans and visiting food banks.

“In the meantime, local government budgets have been strangled and those very same workers who are already seeing their pay diminish are now being expected to pick up the slack.

“Where is the justice in that? Where is the recovery for local government workers and the services that they provide?

“We are calling on Assembly Members to join us and campaign for fairness for our workers, for our services, and for Wales.”