Demand that Scarborough Borough Council pay the Living Wage Foundation's Real Living Wage.
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The Borough of Scarborough is the low pay capital of Great Britain.
This was revealed in research done by the Social Market Foundation in October's "Living On The Edge" report (See Page 12 of http://www.smf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Living-on-the-edge.pdf).
The report confirmed that we have the lowest median employee salary in the UK at £19,925 (the Great Britain figure is £28,442).
A resolution has been tabled for the Scarborough Borough Council meeting on Monday 6th November. We support this resolution, which will be voted on in January when a final decision is made on pay.
We call on Scarborough Borough Council to improve this damning state of affairs by taking the lead locally and :-
1) Paying at least the Living Wage Foundation rate to all employees.
2) Working collaboratively with all existing suppliers and contractors to the council to encourage them also to pay at least the Living Wage Foundation rate.
3) Working to ensure that SBC procurement and commissioning expenditure is, where possible, made in the Borough with businesses paying at least the Living Wage Foundation rate.
Please sign and share this petition to ensure more local people are paid the Real Living Wage and therefore help end this scandal of Scarborough being the low-pay capital of Great Britain.
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