29 October 2013

Rob Simmons is reporting on his blog that Penzance town council has voted to move to being a living wage employer.

This is excellent news. My warm congratulations to Rob and those councillors that voted for this. I hope it works out well for everyone.

I realise the financial implications for Penzance council are relatively modest but I hope this spirit of social and financial justice reaches Cornwall Council.

Previous posts on the living wage are here

Cornwall Council and the living wage 16 August 2013

Living wage for Cornwall 22 July 2013

Cheers, Jude Robinson 29 October 2012

A proper Cornish wage 10 May 2012

Progress to a living wage 29 June 2011

A living wage for Cornwall 17 May 2011

The pro-Cornish wage 31 August 2010

And these are relevant

What are the benefits of the living wage? from the Living Wage Foundation

Home truths by Vidhya ALEKESON and Giselle CORY, Resolution Foundation 12 July 2013

Low pay Britain by Matthew PENNYCOOK and Matthew WHITTAKER, Resolution Foundation 29 September 2012

What price a living wage? Matthew PENNYCOOK, Resolution Foundation 7 May 2012

Minimum wage: maximum impact Alan MANNING, Resolution Foundation 17 April 2012