"Being paid the higher wage means I can pay to go to college – I’m studying in the evenings to be a computer programmer."
Living Wage week
The first ever UK wide celebration of the Living Wage & Living Wage Employers is taking place this week, 4-10 November 2012. If you would like celebrate and get involved please read this page and get in touch.
Highlights during the week will include:
An opportunity to celebrate the role civil society has played in the Living Wage campaign, please contact us for details.
The UK and London Living Wage Rates for 2012/13 will be announced at a series of UK wide events. We will publish the first wave of accredited Living Wage Employers.
Tuesday & Wednesday
Living Wage Employers will be holding breakfasts across the UK.
KPMG will host an event at Canary Wharf looking at the potential to develop Living Wage zones.
Get on line and get talking about the Living Wage for our social media day.
How you can get involved all week
- Start a conversation about the Living Wage in any organisations you are involved with. Let’s get shops, universities, schools, charities and workplaces thinking about the Living Wage. Talk to cleaners and managers. Is the Living Wage something you can work towards together?
- Ask your favourite shop or restaurant if they pay the Living Wage and let them know about Living Wage Week.
- Celebrate Living Wage Employers by saying thank you. We want to let Living Wage employers know how much their commitment to their staff is valued, so drop in and say hello or send them a card.
- Hold an event or coffee morning to talk about the Living Wage in your local area. Are there any large employers you think should pay the Living Wage? Send them a letter letting them know why the Living Wage is good for business, good for the individual and good for society.