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starvation wages Line breaks: star|va¦tion wages

Definition of starvation wages in English:

plural noun

Wages which are below the level necessary for subsistence.
Example sentences
  • Nzimande said farm workers and their families were paid starvation wages and subjected to daily abuse.
  • Wretched housing, starvation wages and an indefatigable sense of community: a description of the existence of thousands of York citizens at the turn of the 20th century.
  • As a result, all other sectors are suffering - hospitals are without drugs, schools are without books and civil servants are being forced to accept starvation wages.
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