Barking Sets £9 Minimum Wage for Council Employees

“Barking and Dagenham Council has become the first local authority in the United Kingdom to guarantee all its lowest paid employees will be get a minimum wage of £9 an hour or £16,425 Per Annum.

“The Council’s Cabinet agreed on Tuesday, 12 February, that all permanent Council staff and agency staff working on Council assignments, be paid the equivalent of £9 per hour, 45 pence above the London Living Wage (LLW), back dated to 1 January 2013.

“Announcing the decision, Council Leader, Cllr Liam Smith also called on other local authorities to follow his Council’s lead.” Read the full council release.

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  1. In the SOTU last night Obama pleased for a $9/hr minimum. Of course the Repubs are all over the media today screaming bloody murder. If he got it I would be making 50 cents over the min wage – not exactly a career high, but the best I’ve done in almost 20 years.

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