City of York Council receives praise for Living Wage commitment

Council receives praise for Living Wage commitment

Council receives praise for Living Wage commitment

First published in News

CITY of York Council has welcomed a national report which praised York for its commitment to getting a living wage for everyone in the city.

The report issued this week by the Living Wage commission, recognised York as a great example of areas outside of London with a thriving Living Wage Campaign and also praised the partnership work between the council, businesses and the voluntary sector to provide a living wage.

Efforts to make York a Living Wage City began after recommendations made by the York Fairness Commission in their report released in September 2012.

Both the Archbishop of York and the council leader have welcomed the Living Wage commission’s praise for York.

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10:43am Fri 27 Jun 14

RingoStarr says...

Campaign group the Taxpayers’ Alliance yesterday issued figures on councils’ liabilities. The data shows that in 2012/13 City of York Council had liabilities of £485 million and borrowing of £253 million – or £1,264 per head of population.

Er, is this how they'll pay for it?
Campaign group the Taxpayers’ Alliance yesterday issued figures on councils’ liabilities. The data shows that in 2012/13 City of York Council had liabilities of £485 million and borrowing of £253 million – or £1,264 per head of population. Er, is this how they'll pay for it? RingoStarr
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11:16am Fri 27 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

at 7 figures for some of York's dis functional council, erm Living Wage commitment). There is a fair amount of under paid workers, business being squeezed and a council that thinks money grows on trees,

more like Council through the Looking Glass, Dream land .
If paying 3 people 21 thousand a DAY (7 thou each) to do what the council cant, THINK and come up with this
at 7 figures for some of York's dis functional council, erm Living Wage commitment). There is a fair amount of under paid workers, business being squeezed and a council that thinks money grows on trees, more like Council through the Looking Glass, Dream land . If paying 3 people 21 thousand a DAY (7 thou each) to do what the council cant, THINK and come up with this Dave Ruddock
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12:13pm Fri 27 Jun 14

again says...

Of course the concept of a living wage will upset the wealthy whose only understanding of it is that it might make them slightly less wealthy!

After all as far as they are concerned there is no such thing as having enough money, they always want more.
Of course the concept of a living wage will upset the wealthy whose only understanding of it is that it might make them slightly less wealthy! After all as far as they are concerned there is no such thing as having enough money, they always want more. again
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12:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

andrew flower says...

First positive report on Alexander in his tenure. Won't be another
First positive report on Alexander in his tenure. Won't be another andrew flower
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1:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

nearlyman says...

Just out of interest what will they all campaign for if it became national ? I thought the minimum wage was introduced to prevent exploitation. How are the council paying for it ? More council tax or staff cuts. Winners and losers then. Everything has a knock on effect and then i suppose there will be a queue of other workers wanting more because it has affected their differentials !! Remember them ??
Just out of interest what will they all campaign for if it became national ? I thought the minimum wage was introduced to prevent exploitation. How are the council paying for it ? More council tax or staff cuts. Winners and losers then. Everything has a knock on effect and then i suppose there will be a queue of other workers wanting more because it has affected their differentials !! Remember them ?? nearlyman
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