Living Wage


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Living Wage

The lowest wage necessary for a person to be able to provide himself/herself with food, clothing and shelter. A living wage varies from place to place depending on an area's cost of living. A living wage may also bear only a rough resemblance to the minimum wage, which is the lowest wage a company may offer legally. Some jurisdictions, however, have mandated a living wage as the local minimum wage.
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In Birmingham, a quarter of all workers get paid less than the living wage - and that rises to 30 per cent among women.
The Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand today announced the DCC had become an accredited living wage employer.
As part of the accreditation, Mr Richardson will join a Living Wage hospitality steering group to help increase wages for some of Scotland's lowest paid workers.
Nationally, over 5,200 employers choose to pay the Real Living Wage to all their staff.
The decision follows three years of campaigning by Living Wage Porirua, who held a candidates forum in 2017 in which the Mayor and a number of Councillors made a public commitment to deliver on the Living Wage.
"We commend the college for finding a way to ensure that the low paid staff are now being paid the living wage without further delay, and urge other colleges in the sector to follow this example.
Read said it was committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day's pay for a hard day's work.
The Living Wage in Sport campaign has now released a report highlighting Everton as one of only a handful of clubs signed up to the Living Wage Foundation.
The council rate of PS8.75 per hour, set by the UK Living Wage Foundation, is above the National Living Wage of PS7.83 per hour for the over 25s brought in by the Conservative government.
The Real Living Wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and it's different from the UK Government's National Living Wage.
The Poverty Alliance in Scotland and the Living Wage Foundation in England and Wales set the figure, newly increased last week to PS9 per hour.

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