In-Work Poverty Investigated

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 The Dundee Fairness Commission is asking for input from people across the city to help inform discussions on in-work poverty at its next meeting on Tuesday September 29.

Commission convener Councillor Jimmy Black explains: “Some of the hardest workers get the lowest wages. This month we will be focusing on the issue of in-work poverty which can be difficult to identify and tackle.

“We will also be looking at the Living Wage and what we can do in Dundee to ensure that everyone receives a fair wage for the work they do.

“Finally, we know that people on low incomes are often not treated with the respect they deserve in daily life and when accessing services. We want to know what we can do to change negative attitudes and challenge stigma in Dundee.”

Individuals and agencies across Dundee can take part in an online survey to help the work of the commission.

It can be found at:

https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/webform/work-poverty-and-living-wage-survey

Councillor Black added: We'd be grateful if people could share this link with any groups or networks that could help to raise awareness of this opportunity and encourage people in Dundee to let us know what they think. We'll report on the results to the Fairness Commission session on 29 September.”

The Dundee Fairness Commission is meeting again on Tuesday 29th September 2015 between 6 and 8 in the Finmill Community Centre, Findcastle Street, Dundee, DD4 9EW. The meetings are open to the public so please feel free to come along and join in the discussion.

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