Study: 2.7 million European Union workers can't afford heat

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 3 million European Union workers can't afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization's study released Wednesday.
The ETUC said it based its study on data from the EU's statistic agency. The figures it used refer to the number of workers who earn less than 60% of the national median "equivalised income", a measure of household income that takes account of the differences in a household's size and composition.

"They do not include those who earn below 50% of the national average wage, meaning there are likely to be many more working people struggling to make ends meet," the confederation said.

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Frank Augstein, Jens Buettner
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