Councillor calls for intervention after Earnings Survey is published
A Douglas Councillor, and Manx Labour Party politician, says the latest Earnings Survey shows people on the Isle of Man are not being rewarded for their work.
Devon Watson has described the statistics - which showed an increase in the number of people earning less than the calculated living wage - as 'shocking'.
That figure stood at 16.9-percent for 2022, up from 10.2-percent the year before.
Mr Watson says government needs to intervene:
Some shocking stats from today's earning's report.— Devon Watson (@drwatsonsa) May 26, 2023
The number of people earning less than the living wage has tripled since 2017.
The rich have grown richer but in real terms, for the average worker, there has been no wage growth in the past decade.https://t.co/BYotVcjPNx