19 June 2014

Good news about the living wage. Camborne town council decided on 12 June 2014 to pay the living wage from next April.

The council is a very small employer and the effect on its budget is minor but I congratulate the council on making a decision for social justice. Minute particulars, as Blake said.

Warm congratulations to Robert Webber, the Labour councillor who proposed the town council move to a living wage.

Slowly the living wage is establishing across Cornwall. There is a way to go: see this post for a sense of the task. However, the direction is positive.

Notes and previous posts

Minute particulars: William BLAKE (1757-1827) Jerusalem:
“Labour well the Minute Particulars…
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars.”

Living wage hallelujah 5 May 2014

Paid less than the living wage in Cornwall: how many and where 1 April 2014

Cornwall and the decency threshold 7 November 2013

Penzance town council, a living wage employer 29 October 2013

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