Scan­dal rocks gov­ern­ment

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SEX AND THE CT SCAN: Some nurses are be­com­ing hook­ers HUGE num­bers of pub­lic sec­tor work­ers in­clud­ing nurses and even pri­mary school teach­ers are sell­ing SEX to make ex­tra money, a shock new re­port has claimed.

A lead­ing cam­paign­ing group, which sup­ports the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of pros­ti­tu­tion, says more women in pub­lic sec­tor roles are work­ing the streets to top up their in­come due to em­ploy­ers mak­ing no al­lowances for the fact they have chil­dren.

The English Col­lec­tive of Pros­ti­tutes re­leased a re­port com­par­ing sex work with other jobs com­monly done by women.

It found sex work­ers earn sig­nif­i­cantly more per hour than women work­ing in the other jobs – in­clud­ing those in pub­lic sec­tor po­si­tions such as nurses and mid­wives.

Women cited higher wages as their pri­mary rea­son for en­ter­ing the sex in­dus­try. food and bills have shot up,” she said. “Our rent is crazy as we’re in Lon­don.”

“I am re­ally the main earner. So now, one evening a week I work in a flat with an­other girl. My part­ner hates it but it means we’re not wor­ried all the time about money.”

She said she felt safe be­cause she is never on her own and the women look out for each other but added: “Of course, I’m more tired at home but we can get the food we want and de­cent shoes for the kids.”

Christina McAnea, of the Uni­son, blamed “Tory cuts”.

She said: “It is a sad re­flec­tion of the low pay en­demic to so much of the pub­lic sec­tor.

“If ser­vices were bet­ter funded, and the jobs and skills tra­di­tion­ally seen as ‘women’s work’ more highly val­ued, peo­ple would not need to sup­ple­ment their in­come.”

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