Dundee council nominated for living wage award

Dundee City Council has been nominated for an award for its efforts to pay employees a “real” Living Wage.

The Living Wage Foundation has nominated the local authority in its Local Authority Leadership category as part of the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards.

The foundation said the council had “shown innovation and leadership in furthering the reach of the Living Wage”.

The council joins the London boroughs of Lambeth and Islington, Southwark Council and Cardiff Council in the list of nominees in the category.

The Living Wage Foundation encourages public and private organisations to pay a “real” Living Wage to its employees, which they argue is higher than the National Living Wage implemented by the UK Government for workers over the age of 25.

Andrea Calder, head of chief executive’s services at Dundee City Council, tweeted that she was “delighted” to see it recognised.