Archive for the ‘Living Wage’ Category

‘Living Hours’ Programme Launched to Tackle Work Insecurity

New research finds one in six workers trapped in insecure work and low pay, with millions facing cancelled shifts, a lack of hours, or short-term contracts Over 5 million (5.1m) workers earn less than the real Living Wage and are in a form of insecure work, 2 million of which are parents Wales, the North […]

Championing the Living Wage – 2019 Winners Announced!

In an evening ceremony at the Guildhall in London- those shortlisted as this year’s champions of the Living Wage movement were thanked by the Foundation’s Director Katherine Chapman for their hard work that had contributed to a sum of £950 million being put back into worker’s pockets by the UK’s over 5000 accredited employers over […]

Sustainable Academy Award winners 2018

Roll out the green carpet: Wales’ Sustainable Academy Awards are back!

A newly established awards ceremony celebrating Wales’ burgeoning sustainability and green energy sectors is back for its second year, Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru have announced. After the success of the inaugural event last year, the two organisations confirmed that the event will be now be an annual celebration of the excellent work being done […]

Living Wage Public Bodies

The Living Wage Foundation have compiled research with the Smith Institute which reveals that as many as 1.2 million people working for the NHS, councils and other public sector employers receive low wages of less than £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London. Public sector workers, employed either directly by the state or on outsourced […]

Living Wage Champion Awards 2019

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2019 6-8PM The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The evening will be a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on our Living Wage employers with a chance to tell their stories and commend their achievements. It will be […]

Job Opportunity | Administrative Officer at Cynnal Cymru (Maternity Cover)

Administrative Officer at Cynnal Cymru (Maternity Cover) £20-24k pro rata, 30hrs, Flexible Working Please note the closing date for this role has been extended and we have updated the job specification. Do you love Admin? Can you help us do more for a Sustainable Wales? We are Wales’s sustainable development network and run a busy […]

Living Wage Buildings to Create Well-paid Job Opportunities

The Living Wage Foundation and its supporters are celebrating the establishment of the first Living Wage Building in the United Kingdom -International House in Brixton. All tenants based within the co-working building are obliged to pay at least the London Living Wage to their employees and contractors. The 11-storey block is owned by Lambeth Council […]

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 […]