If there is any silver lining to the global Covid-19 pandemic, it has been the way it has legitimised the desire for a radical re-haul of Welsh society to better meet the needs of current and future generations. As a membership organisation that exists to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, the opportunities to ‘build back better’ – and avert the impending climate and ecological catastrophes – are things that the Cynnal Cymru team has been thinking about for a long while
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we want to make sure that this recognition of caring and essential work and the injustice of wide spread low pay in these sectors to remain in the forefront of public debate.
Cardiff has been recognised as a Living Wage City as part of the new ‘Making Living Wage Places’ scheme. A group of prominent Cardiff employers joined forces to form the Cardiff Living Wage Action Group and launched their 3 year action plan to begin ‘Making Cardiff a Living Wage City’.
Recent action research by Bay Citizens uncovered numerous incidences of graduates and skilled people not even getting to interview stage with local employers recruiting within 5 minutes walking distance of their homes in Butetown.
A group of independent coffee shops and restaurants in Cardiff has teamed up to promote #ContactlessCoffee, and encourage the safe and hygienic use of reusable coffee cups as lockdown restrictions lift.