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Living Wage Flintshire Council 05.11.12

Above: Leader of Flintshire Council Aaron Shotton, Sr Gwyn Richards, Moya Dunbar, and Deputy Leader of Flintshire Council Bernie Attridge. 

On the day that the new Living Wage rate has been announced, TCC met with Flintshire Council leaders, urging them to pay the Living Wage to their employees.

The new rate, announced on 5th November, is £7.45 an hour. This figure has been calculated as actually enough to afford the cost of living in the UK. Minimum wage however is currently £6.19 for those over 21.

TCC has been campaigning for a Living Wage for several years, and has recently also met with Wrexham Council.

TCC member Moya Dunbar said “We felt the meeting was very positive, and we were pleased to find that the Councillors supported the principles behind the Living Wage. We will be looking to work with Flintshire County Council over the next few months, and hope they will soon be able to become a Living Wage employer.”

PCC candidates

All five police commissioner candidates were put through their paces at TCC’s accountability meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Wrexham on Thursday evening.

Over 100 members of the local community turned out to put the potential commissioners on the spot. One candidate will take up the new role of Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales after elections on the 15th November.

One of the chairs of the meeting and TCC (Together Creating Communities) member, Gareth Davies Jones said “The aim of the evening was to build an ongoing working relationship with all the candidates, and especially with whoever is successful.

“TCC often works with power people to achieve change on issues affecting our communities, so this is really important for our work. We were extremely pleased that so many people turned out to find out more about the candidates and report back to their own community groups, as very few people knew much about the candidates beforehand.”

Candidates answered questions on a range of topics, including their priorities if elected, how they plan to engage with local communities, and how to deal with rural policing. 

For photos of the evening, visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/TCCWales.

Candidates with TCC chairs

Top left to right: Winston Roddick (Independent), Gareth Davies Jones (Co-chair of the meeting, TCC), Tal Michael (Welsh Labour), Menna Davies (Co-chair of the meeting, TCC). Front left to right: Richard Hibbs (Independent), Warwick Nicholson (UK Independence Party), Colm McCabe (Welsh Conservatives).

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