A THINK-tank has launched a campaign to tackle low-wages in North-West industry.

Research by the IPPR North revealed that 27 per cent of workers in the North-West earned less than the ‘real living wage ‘of £9 compared with 22 per cent in London.

Last week the Mayors of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram announced charters to extend fair pay and secure work

Sarah Longlands, IPPR North's director, said: “If we are serious about economic justice, we need to start with making sure workers in the North West have access to decent pay and conditions. Not only is this good for workers and local economic prosperity but can contribute towards higher productivity. Employment Charters are a means to help promote decent work."