Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Reading living wage continues to move forwards

I just got an update on how Reading is getting on with the living wage work which we started a little while ago.

Progress includes:

– a commitment in the new procurement strategy, which is going to Cabinet next week, to prioritise applying a living wage to contacted out services
– the Council is investigating applying for living wage accreditation
– the Council is putting pressure on Chartwells to put its cooks and other school-based staff on a living wage

If more employers paid a living wage this would cut the benefits bill for those on a low wage!

Still a way to go, but good to hear that the Council is making progress.

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