Thanking the Scottish Living Wage 500!

Our Scotland team having reached the milestone of 500 accredited employers! Here’s their update on this fantastic achievement… The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative had a target of reaching 500 accredited Living Wage Employers in Scotland by the end of March 2016. At the time the target was set last year, this seemed like an…

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Ask the Co-op to Show the Living Wage Love

This Friday the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign will give the Co-operative Group a giant Valentine’s Card asking them to pay the Living Wage to all of their workers. We are also asking everyone (that’s you!) to support the campaign by writing to the Co-op. Why we’re asking the Co-op Group to go Living Wage…

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Our Valentine’s Living Wage wishes

This year, we’re running a special Valentine’s competition. We’re taking the consumerism of this calendar date and turning it into positive action for the Living Wage. To enter, you need to ask a business to go Living Wage. You can do it on social media or in person. (Find out more on the competition page.)…

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A dispatch from our Horsham campaign group

Back in December, our Horsham campaign group channelled their Christmas spirit into winning more Living Wages. Here’s what happened…   Living Wage Horsham campaigned on one of the busiest Christmas shopping days of the year by speaking with customers at the local Marks & Spencer in Horsham, talking to them about the low pay rates paid…

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What the supermarkets aren’t telling you about their flood relief

In the last few days, Morrisons and Asda have both donated to relief funds after seeing the “terrible impact that the floods have had on communities that we serve”. Whilst a welcome support for those going through an incredibly distressing period,  the £100,000 donated by Morrisons and £500,000 from Asda dwarf the cost of paying their workforce the full Living…

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Living Wage Colchester: national change starts in our communities

Hear from Colchester Living Wage campaign’s coordinator Adam on how big change starts on a community level…. Creating positive change on any kind of large or enduring scale often seems beyond the capability of community groups. Colchester Equality’s affiliation with the Living Wage Foundation has given us a sense of practical empowerment to make the small…

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Living Wage Horsham reports on their activities so far…

Hear from Sally Curtis, member of Living Wage Horsham, on how they’re working to win wages locally…   Horsham is an affluent market town in West Sussex. It scores highly on a range of ‘quality of life ‘ indicators such as home ownership, levels of employment and life expectancy. It has been voted one of…

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Your hidden power: using your savings to fight for the Living Wage

Hear from ShareAction’s Living Wage Programme Manager, Lisa Nathan, on a novel way to support this cause… If you’re anything like myself, you’re about a quarter of the way through your Christmas shopping and finding the Living Wage gift guide a miraculous help  in this process!   But shopping with Living Wage employers isn’t the only…

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