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Sandwell Living Wage announcement

We acknowledge the approval of a cabinet report yesterday (18th October 2017) for the council to start paying the Living Wage from 1st April 2018, following lengthy discussions with Sandwell Council.

Darren James, Branch Secretary stated “This is a step forward in the right direction to ensure our members are paid a decent wage for their work and will affect all staff within the council & maintained schools currently on pay scales Band A and majority of Band B and welcome the decision to pay the Foundation Living Wage which is higher than the National Living Wage. However, we will work with the council to work towards them becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer in the future as we have raised concerns over the report and attached yearly financial reviews”

If any member has questions regarding this announcement please contact Darren at branch office 0121 569 5990 or by email branch@gmbs85sandwell.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 19th October 2017

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