United Kingdom -Unions call for living wage for local government workers -May 8, 2012

UNISON, GMB and Unite unions are calling for a living wage of £7.20 per hour for local government workers. The unions are also calling for a £1,000 flat payment for workers; inclusive of £500 for this year and £500 for last year. The unions claim the lowest paid council workers have been hit hardest by the budget cuts, their salaries having been frozen despite declining purchasing power. Council workers have been left out of the £250 flat rate increase promised to other public service employees by the government.

English: http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/news/2012/mayjune/0805.htm

 

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