Living Wage Week in Calderdale

It’s Living Wage Week (5 – 11 November 2017) and the Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK living wage of  £8.75 per hour, an increase of 30p per hour. There are around 20 accredited Living Wage employers in Calderdale, so this is good news for all their employees.

Calderdale Council, as an accredited Living Wage employer, says it welcomes the increase in UK and London rates. Continue reading

Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.

Hebden Royd Town Council in race to the bottom

Hebden Royd Town Council has voted (9-4 with one abstention) to support the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel at the Mytholm Works site on King Street, Hebden Bridge – with the proviso that additional traffic safety measures should be a condition of approval.

In recommending that Calderdale Council’s planning committee approves this planning application, Hebden Royd Town Council has shown its low expectations for new employment in the town. If the development goes ahead, the supermarket and hotel would create mostly unskilled, minimum wage jobs – around 31 full time and 41 part time.
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