Shouldn’t We Be Paying People Enough To Live On?

My first job paid £3.55 an hour.

I worked the nightshift in the Walkers Crisps factory in Lincoln. We got a bit more at weekends, rising to £4.55 for the gruelling 12 hour Sunday night shift: 6pm till 6am.

This was fine for me: I was a student and just needed enough for a year’s worth of beans on toast. I also got a full grant and this was before tuition fees – but that’s another story.

I started at Walkers the same day as Steve. He had just had a baby daughter and I used to wonder how he could provide for her on £3.55 an hour.

Every Quaver in the world is made in Lincoln

Every Quaver in the world is made in Lincoln

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