Council paying ‘poverty wages’

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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TRADE unions have accused Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council of paying "poverty wages" to around 50 employees.
NIPSA, UNITE and GMB are calling on the Council to guarantee "a fair day's pay for a hard day's work" by introducing the Living Wage Foundation's minimum living standard of £8.45 an hour.
The council's NIPSA representative, Trade Union Secretary Alan Law, said: "We are asking Causeway Coast and Glens to join their neighbouring councils of Mid-Ulster and Derry City and Strabane DC and introduce the Living Wage Foundation's minimum living standard.
“It is fundamentally wrong that staff who are employed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council remain on poverty wages. We hope that councillors will support our campaign and vote to introduce the minimum living standard which is currently £8.45 as the minimum hourly rate for all Council employees."
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