[Open Democracy] - This would advance the notion of a Living Wage, but more importantly embrace an enlightened idea of what good work is, something which would have major implications for public bodies and business. Many have applauded the credentials of 'the new
[The Independent] - Anton Marcus, joint general secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Union in Sri Lanka, said: "They don't pay a living wage and they set these terrible targets, which, when reached, are automatically increased.
[The Guardian] - It means replacing the minimum wage with a living wage and a living pension and living welfare benefits, reducing the working week to 35 hours, closing the gender pay gap, controlling rents and energy prices and restoring rights at work.
[The Guardian] - In the end, he advances some modest proposals, including the adoption of the living wage and new bands of council tax that recognise the inflated value of property. There is absolutely nothing here to frighten the horses; Mount believes in the free
[Huffington Post UK] - In other words, actors and writers are lucky to earn a living wage while the few creative minds in the taxicab industry pocket high salaries. This reflects the relatively new trend of growing wage disparities within the knowledge class that Newman and
[Financial Times] - Cline also visits the exemplary Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic – where workers are unionised and paid a living wage – which is operated by South Carolina-based Knights Apparel, the leading producer of college-logo clothing sold at US
[Varsity Online] - A continual theme in the interview is the recent drive to pay university staff the living wage of £7.20 an hour, and Walsh is keen to point out his success in achieving this at Downing and vowing “to spread it to all the colleges” if elected.
[People Management Magazine Online] - Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has committed to paying the London Living Wage to its staff in the capital, in a decision that has been cheered by pay campaigners. The owner of Holiday Inn and Intercontinental will gradually increase pay to meet
[Left Foot Forward] - IPPR and the Resolution Foundation have published research (pdf) today on how much implementing a Living Wage policy would cost businesses by sector. “The results make clear that the estimated average wage bill increase as a result of implementing a
[Lynn News] - One of the items discussed at the relaunch was whether to support the Living Wage Campaign, as launched in the eastern region by Unison. The campaign wants to see groups and employers support a call to pay a living wage which, outside London
[Nouse] - Byron Karemba, the York Labour Party Chair, told Nouse the “non-partisan Living Wage campaign which the York Greens are still part of is mainly focused on campus” whereas the fair campaign supported by the Labour society is a “broader national effort”.
[Public Finance] - Unison, Unite and the GMB are calling for a pay floor of £7.20 an hour for all local government workers in Scotland – equivalent to the 'living wage' rate – plus a £1000 flat rate payment for all, designed to improve the relative position of the
[Left Foot Forward] - The IPPR/Resolution Foundation report (pdf) on how much implementing a Living Wage policy would cost businesses by sector. As Left Foot Forward reported on Thursday, it is not as much as you would think, generally being no more than about five per cent
[Left Foot Forward] - Furthermore, the London Living Wage should become enshrined in law, rather than just being an option for rich multinational corporations. Firms that introduce pay ratios between the highest and lowest earners should be entitled to tax breaks and
[Left Foot Forward] - Taking action on top pay, while introducing a living wage, are key. We discovered from the IPPR last week that top FTSE companies could pay a living wage of £7.20 an hour (or £8.30 an hour in London) at an extra cost of less than 1% of wage bills.
[Workers' Liberty] - The pay demand started off as a demand for a small increase but as the campaign has become more ambitious it's shifted to demanding the London Living Wage for student workers. The demand for better representation started off by calling for an improved
[Politics.co.uk] - We must promote a living wage, create better jobs, train and develop our people better, and make sure that pay is fairer at the top. That's the only real way to ensure that the opportunities there are in this country are genuinely open to all
[EastLondonLines] - The Conservative candidate has accused the Labour Hackney Council of making a “pact with poverty” by not signing up to the London Living Wage, although admits he has “never been much of a fan of the minimum wage” himself.