We believe that everybody should be paid, not just enough to survive, but to live.
That’s why we support the Living Wage.
The Living Wage, which is not the same a Minimum Wage, was set up over a decade ago to ensure that workers are paid enough to live on. Outside of London the Living Wage is currently set at £7.85.
Opposition Lib Dem councillors have been calling for the Council to adopt the Living Wage for some time.
In February 2013 Lib Dem Councillor Charles Quinn received unanimous support for the Living Wage to be introduced within 2 months.
However, in the two and half years since then the Labour administration has made very little progress and continues to pay staff less than the Living Wage.
We are once again renewing our calls and asking for your help.
The Liberal Democrats believe that workers should be paid at least the Living Wage and are leading the campaign to get the Council and employers in the area to adopt it. Join our campaign today by signing up below.