Living Wage motion rejected by council
SENIOR Labour figures have slammed the East Ayrshire SNP group for voting against introducing a living wage for council employees.
Labour leader Maureen Mackay had brought a motion to a meeting of East Ayrshire Council proposing that a minimum living wage of £7.20 but it was rejected by the coalition SNP and Conservative groups.
Council Leader Douglas Reid introduced an amendment suggesting that they would have to find a way of offsetting the costs of introducing the new wage before it was introduced.
This was chosen as the preferred option by councillors.
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