Bromley Council slammed over plans to ditch London Living Wage
PUBLISHED: 10:37 21 August 2012
Bromley Council has been slammed by workers' union Unite for refusing to guarantee its staff the London Living Wage.
The council is pushing ahead with plans to withdraw from national arrangements and introduce a local pay system.
It means that it will no longer abide by national pay agreements or pay the £8.30 per hour rate set by the Greater London Authority.
It was established to ensure any worker “achieves an adequate level of warmth and shelter, a healthy palatable diet and social integration and avoidance of stress”.
Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “When it comes to sheer front, you have to hand it to Bromley Council. If they really care about pay, they would ensure that nobody is paid below the London Living Wage.”
A council spokesperson said: “It would seem appropriate that all staff terms and conditions are set locally and that there is a more flexible pay policy that more accurately reflects the skills, commitment and dedication of all staff.”