Workers at Scotland's biggest local authority, Glasgow City Council, will be paid a new minimum wage of £7 an hour, in a drive to tackle low pay.
Council leader Steven Purcell said the move would boost the wage packets of the lowest paid staff by more than £1,100 a year.
He issued a challenge to other employers to do the same.
The £7 Glasgow rate will come into force on 1 April - ten years since the national minimum wage was introduced.
Glasgow has some of the poorest wards in the country; it has vast swathes of people on benefits. However, crucially, something like 70% of the population derive their primary income from the state—so they will benefit hugely.
Two questions have to be asked, of course. The first is, "where the fuck is the money going to come from, you dolts? You are going to have to jack up Council Tax, aren't you? So you are going to pay people more, and then rip it back from them, you evil cunts."
The second question is, "are there Council Elections coming up soon, perchance?" Since those on benefits will not, of course, be paying any Council Tax, they will have no disincentive to vote this bunch of shysters back in; so, the inevitable rise will only affect "the rich", i.e. those who actually work for a living and, more crucially, those who actually create wealth.
And, in Glasgow, such wealth creators are in the fucking minority.