Wales' working poor: 'It affects your quality of life'

David Cramb, from Barry, was one of more than 3,000 people at a jobs fair in Cardiff yesterday.

He is a full-time van driver, but also does bar work to earn more money.

He says he has worked 22 hours a day at times, but added: "It does affect the quality of your life - come the weekend you've got no energy to do anything."

David is looking for more part-time work, as money is tight.

"We're surviving," he said. "It's paying the bills, buying food, and that's about all we can cover at the moment."

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'Shocking rise' in working poor

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