Pay stand is praised

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Coun­cil­lor Ed­die McAvoy has been praised by a ma­jor lo­cal govern­ment union for com­mit­ting South La­nark­shire Coun­cil to an ex­panded liv­ing wage.

The coun­cil leader pro­posed an in­crease in the liv­ing wage to £8.25 an hour at a bud­get meet­ing last week.

Ray­mond Pater­son, con­venor of GMB South La n a r k s h i re Lo­cal Govern­ment Branch said: “We are de­lighted Coun­cil­lor Ed­die McAvoy is lead­ing the way in ex­pand­ing the liv­ing wage. It is one of the most im­por­tant tools we have in fight­ing in-work poverty.

“Lo­cal govern­ment is un­der at­tack in Scot­land and Tory and SNP aus­ter­ity bud­gets con­tinue to pun­ish front­line staff.”

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