Commissioner signs up for workers’ fair deal

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

A fairdeal for workers in Lancashire – that’s what the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has promised after signing up to the Living Wage.

The commitment means everyone employed by Lancashire Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be paid the Living Wage and, crucially, the commitment also extends to contracted staff.

Clive Grunshaw has now called on the Constabulary’s partners to follow suit – and ensure all Lancashire’s residents get a fair deal when it comes to wages.

The Commissioner said: “It is vitally important to all Lancashire’s residents that organisations pay their employees the Living Wage.

“That is why I have taken the step of officially committing to Lancashire Constabulary being a Living Wage employer.

“The Constabulary has already embraced the Living Wage, and we pay it to all staff. However, this commitment is not merely symbolic.

“It means when we enter into contracts and agreements with our partners, contractors and agencies, we will make sure all staff working for us as a result also receive the Living Wage.

“Paying the Living Wage can make a real difference to people’s lives, and I would encourage other organisations across Lancashire to follow in our footsteps and make the commitment.”

The Living Wage is an hourly rate which is independently set and updated each year, and is based on the basic cost of living in the UK.