Workers forced to turn to food banks

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Workers forced to turn to food banks thumbnailFriends Darcy and Molly having fun with balloons at the Glens Community Fun Day in Limavady this week

A number of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council employees have been forced to turn to food banks to help feed their families, it has been claimed.
The shock revelation emerged during last Tuesday's Corporate Policy and Resources Committee meeting when members debated paying all their employees a 'Living Wage.'
Figures revealed showed that over 50 council workers are not being paid sufficiently and that their rate of pay falls below the foundation for Living Wage. Those affected include cleaners, caretakers and skip attendants.
Alan Law from NIPSA and UNITE representative Gareth Scott claimed some staff were struggling to make ends meet and argued that an increase to Living Wage would make a big difference.
They explained that for the lowest paid employees, an increase would equate to 35 more per week - helping employees live, not just exist.


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