Pennie Varvarides 14 April 2014

Rotherham to pay Living Wage

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Rotherham Council is introducing the Living Wage for all employees, with 1,500 low paid staff set to benefit from increased pay from October.

The change will boost the hourly rate of those on the lowest wage to £7.65 – £1.34 more than the national minimum – for workers aged 21 and over.

Council leader, Cllr Roger Stone, said: ‘We have been committed to supporting those on low pay to provide some financial relief in what is a very difficult climate, and we are delighted to make this announcement.

‘Almost all of the employees who will benefit from a local Living Wage are also residents of Rotherham, and so the move will also boost spending power in the local economy.’

Southwark LBC last week urged all local authorities in England to ‘seriously consider’ paying staff the Living Wage.

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