Thousands get pay rise in Living Wage upgrade

Newcastle Council has introduced a so-called 'Living Wage' for its workers, ensuring that every worker gets paid at least £7.20 an hour.

Workers have now received their first pay cheque at the new rate, with as many as 2,200 people receiving a rise.


Council workers' "living wage"

Thousands of the lowest-paid workers in Newcastle have received a pay rise after the city council implemented the so-called 'living wage'.