Bid to increase minimum wages at Havant Borough Council

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CAMPAIGNERS will submit a motion to a council today to demand that basic wages are increased.

Warren Park Labour Councillor Beryl Francis will ask Havant Borough Council to consider becoming a ‘living wage’ employer.

Her motion states that under new pay scales, which begin in January, 16 council employees will not be on the living wage, which is set at £7.85 and is £1.35 more than the compulsory National Minimum Wage.

The motion states ‘some of these employees are having to moonlight to support themselves and their families’. The motion is supported by Councillors Ponsonby, Hart and Brown.