City councillors have ‘ambition’ for Inverness to achieve “Living Wage” designation status
Members of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee have today agreed that:
“This City of Inverness Area Committee (CIAC) has the ambition to achieve “Living Wage” designation status for Inverness to provide benefit and support for lower paid employees, while improving the reputation of businesses. This will be prioritised to enhance our COVID-19 recovery. The CIAC undertakes to bring a report to the next meeting of CIAC to take this forward.”
Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael said:
“Members have agreed to the principle of aspiring to achieve living wage designation status for Inverness.
"As a major employer in the region, The Highland Council already achieved Living Wage Employer status in December 2019.
The motion put forward by Cllr Ken Gowans and Cllr Glynis Campbell Sinclair and amendment by Cllr Carolyn Caddick and Cllr Duncan MacPherson is a measure of support from City of Inverness Area councillors towards the ambition to achieve living wage designation status for Inverness.”