Archive for the ‘Living Wage’ Category

Fairtrade Fortnight: She Deserves A Living Income

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 25 February – 10 March For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year the […]

Workshop: How can funders and their grantees work together to tackle low pay in the charity sector?

The first ever report of Low Pay in the Charity Sector was published by the Living Wage Foundation last year. It found that 26.2% of people within the charity sector are paid less than the Living Wage – more than the average rate of 22% across other UK sectors. Within this, women, young people, part-time […]

How to Become a Friendly Funder

On 19th February 2019, Cynnal Cymru hosted a webinar entitled; Could you help Wales become a Living Wage Nation? The purpose of the webinar was to introduce the Living Wage Friendly Funders Scheme – a scheme by which funders and commissioners can make public commitments to supporting the payment of the Living Wage across their […]

Living Wage Christmas Gift Guide 2018

With Christmas fast approaching and loved ones to buy gifts for, you may wish to consider the impact of your purchases on your finances, the environment and the people involved in the product’s production and retail. One side of responsible consumer coin is that of fair pay. In an attempt to make shopping with retailers […]

Living Wage Week 2018

Living Wage Week 2018 has been the biggest yet! From all the Living Wage team UK wide and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales, we would like to say a huge thank you!  Wales Events Monday 5th November 2018 Our director Mari Arthur started off the week with a BBC Radio Cymru studio interview on Post Cyntaf to launch Living Wage Week in Wales. […]

Real Living Wage Accreditation for Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has been officially accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. The news was announced by the Living Wage Foundation at the beginning of Living Wage Week 2018. Aberystwyth University is one of 174 employers in Wales who have now signed up voluntarily to pay the Real Living Wage. The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, […]

Job opportunity | Oxfam Cymru

Campaigns and Advocacy Manager – Wales Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on […]

Introducing: Living Wage Friendly Funders

Friendly Funders Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales have been the Living Wage Accreditation body in Wales since 2016. The Living Wage Foundation works to improve pay conditions across all sectors but has recognised particular problems within the Charity sector and has created an Action Plan to combat this. The Friendly Funders Scheme works in accordance with […]

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New awards put Welsh sustainability on a world-class stage – Sustainable Academy Awards launched

A new awards ceremony aimed at the sustainability and green energy sectors has been announced today.  The Sustainable Academy Awards will take place on 29 November in the iconic and low-carbon Principality Stadium in Cardiff and are a collaboration between Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru. The event builds on the success of the Wales Green […]

Welsh Government, Living Wage Foundation and TISCreport forge alliance to tackle In-Work Poverty in Wales, and the UK

Welsh Government, the Living Wage Foundation and TISCreport – the world’s only transparency in supply chains register already monitoring compliance with the Modern Slavery Act – have joined forces to publish which companies have been accredited as Living Wage Employers. Says Stephen Chapman, Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Welsh Government: “The Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group is determined to […]