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Labour exposes Suffolk County Council low pay and zero-hours culture

Thousands of hard-working Suffolk people are employed on zero-hours contracts by companies working for the Conservative-run County Council.

Labour County Councillors in Ipswich have challenged the Tories to make sure our care workers, cleaners, caretakers and others are given proper contracts, and paid the Living Wage – a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work.

When people are not paid properly it is hard to recruit them. And experienced care workers sometimes have to leave, and stack shelves in Tesco instead, because they can’t afford to live on their wages from the job they do best.

We think people deserve to get proper care from well-trained, properly-paid care workers. We think schools and children’s centres and libraries should have staff that are able to afford to continue with the jobs that they love.

Far too many people in our County are reliant on benefits – being paid from taxpayers’ money – even though they are working hard in worthwhile jobs. Labour says anyone working full-time should get a decent wage and not have to rely on benefits.

Vote Labour next May for a County Council that will end zero-hours and pay the Living Wage.

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