Archive for the ‘Living Wage’ Category

Cardiff Council Extends Living Wage Financial Scheme

Cardiff Council’s ambition is to make Cardiff a ‘Living Wage City’. They believe that paying the ‘real’ Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices. For organisations of up to 250 employees who become an accredited Living Wage Employers before 31st March 2019 the Council is offering to pay up […]

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2018 Living Wage Champion Awards

There are 4 weeks left to apply for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards and Cynnal Cymru would like to encourage Welsh organisations to apply for the awards. The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The Awards are open to all accredited […]

Making Cardiff a Living Wage City

Cardiff Council has launched a Real Living Wage Accreditation Support Scheme for SMEs, which offers financial support to organisations who become accredited Living Wage employers. The ‘real’ Living Wage is paid by employers on a voluntary basis, it is an hourly rate which is set independently and updated yearly. It is calculated according to the basic cost […]

Business Benefits of the Living Wage

Cardiff Business School welcomed a diverse panel of speakers including a partner from a Cardiff-based commercial law firm, a Labour Councillor, a Professor of Employment Relations and the University’s Chief Operating Officer in the latest of its Executive Education Breakfast Briefing series. The briefing, held during Living Wage Week, examined why employers choose to pay the Living […]

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Living Wage Week launch

On Monday 06 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a business breakfast at Capitol Law. Chris Nott, Senior Partner in Capitol Law and newly appointed Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business in Wales sponsored the event and spoke about how the living wage benefits individuals […]

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LIVING WAGE FOR WALES HOURLY RATE INCREASES TO £8.75

24% of workers in Wales are still earning less than the Living Wage for Wales. 15,117,264 in extra wages has gone into workers’ pockets in Wales since the voluntary movement started in 2011. The independently calculated rate reflects rise in cost of living  The Living Wage Foundation have today announced the new Living Wage for Wales of £8.75 […]

Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards!

With only one week left to apply for the Sustain Wales Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of […]

The Living Wage Foundation are recruiting!

The Living Wage Foundation are looking for two new members to join their growing team – a Media Manager and a Communications and Events Intern. MEDIA MANAGER  Salary: £35,950-£39,600 including London Weighting Hours: Full time, flexible Contract: Permanent The Living Wage Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Media Manager to join our fast-paced, dynamic and growing team. […]

Capital Law – Wales’s 100th Living Wage Employer!

The Living Wage Foundation and Cynnal Cymru are delighted to announce that Capital Law has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer. This means Wales has reached 100 accredited Living Wage employers. Since November 2016, Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales have become the official accreditation body for the Living Wage in Wales, and the […]

WCVA becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer!

Cynnal Cymru and the Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that WCVA has today accredited as a Living Wage employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action), regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in […]