Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, calls on other councils to follow-suit and lead fight against poverty pay
Decision reflects growing confidence of trade union movement in council area
Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly welcomed a commitment from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council that they will become a fully-accredited Living Wage employer:
“This is the latest success story in our campaign for workers to receive a Living Wage. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council corporate management are to be congratulated for their progressive response to campaigners on this issue.
“The decision means that all council employees will now be paid a minimum of £8.45 an hour. While this is certainly no ransom, the increase will be an early Christmas gift to those who previously received only the minimum wage. Continue reading