Portsmouth Failing to Meet Living Wage Commitment


Gerald Vernon-Jackson wants the lowest paid workers to be paid the living wage

Portsmouth Lib Dems are calling on the Conservative-led City Council to keep its commitment to pay the Living Wage to its lowest paid workers.

The commitment was made in the Council budget a year ago with the understanding that it would be implemented in November this year. This will not happen.

"I'm really disappointed that Portsmouth City Council has failed to do this, when Southampton is achieving this," says Portsmouth Lib Dem Leader, Gerald Vernon-Jackson.

"People can always find a reason not to do things. The new Conservative/Labour/UKIP coalition running Portsmouth City Council is using excuses not to implement this when Southampton City Council has done this. If Southampton City Council can, why can't Portsmouth take action for the very lowest paid workers?" asks Gerald Vernon-Jackson.

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