Lambeth Council pledges to pay all workers the living wage
3:00pm Friday 26th October 2012 in Streatham
Lambeth has committed to paying the living wage to its employees including school cleaners.
On Monday the cabinet approved an agreement to become a London Living Wage Employer by paying at least £8.31 per hour.
Council Leader Steve Reed said: "It is putting money in the pockets of some of the poorest people in our community.
"It is trying to make sure if you work you are not left living poverty."
A review is currently looking at the roles of nearly 50 school cleaners and staff earning less than the living wage.
There is also a review into six trainee social workers and three cleaners identified in a recent audit as being paid less than this.
Other staff and Lambeth Living employees, excluding apprentices, are already paid more than the living wage.