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A survey of
350,000 members of the Unite union, covering industrial,
occupational and professional working sectors, suggests that 82% of
them are unable to make their wages last for the whole month.
Unite has been tracking working people's journeys though the
economic crisis. The survey reveals troubling levels of debt as
members report housing and food costs as the chief strains on their
It also shows changing shopping patterns as working people cut
back on healthy food options, eating out and spending at major
retailers because they are considered too expensive.
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