Council pledge to introduce Living Wage

Brighton council have pledged to introduce a Living Wage of £7.19 per hour from October. The Living Wage will apply to all council employees.

The move will benefit about 300 workers in the city. The council also plans to set up a Living Wage Commission which will look at the potential to introduce a Living Wage for other employers in the city, including the private and voluntary sectors.

The council is also looking at the possibility of introducing a Living Wage to those employed by companies contracted out by the council. Many of the Brighton’s care workers currently work for companies working under contract for the council, and stand to benefit from such a move.

More information on the council’s Living Wage pledge can be found here:

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1250814

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