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LibVan seeking living wage

Employers should 'stand up and be counted'

LibVan will call on Tynwald members this month to support a voluntary living wage.

A motion on the matter is being tabled by party member and Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper.

He says the plans, which would provide a benchmark for local businesses to set their pay rates, would allow employers to 'stand up and be counted'.

A living wage is calculated based on the minimum cost of living in a given area.

Mr Hooper believes the figure - which is currently pegged at £7.85 per hour in the UK - would 'support people working hard to grow our Island economy'.

The court sits next Tuesday, 17 January.

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