North Ayrshire Council started paying the Living Wage to its own staff in 2011 under Labour. However, Joe believes that supporting the Living Wage means more than simply paying it. It means promoting its adoption across the wider economy.
That's why Joe proposed that North Ayrshire Council create a Living Wage campaign to promote its payment across the private sector in North Ayrshire, particularly Council contractors. This is being developed by a Council Working Group.