Posts Tagged ‘Living Wage’

Cardiff is First Major Urban Area in Uk to Become a ‘Living Wage City’

241,000, or 1 in 5 jobs in Wales still pay below the real Living Wage, which today rises to £9.30 an hour in Wales – Cardiff becomes the first major urban area in the UK to be awarded ‘Living Wage City’ status as a result of an ambitious 3-year partnership between communities, employers and Cardiff Council […]

University Of South Wales Is 200th Employer In Wales To Make Fair Pay Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that the University of South Wales, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer, making them Wales’ 200th employer. The Living Wage Foundation and Cynnal Cymru have hit a long-anticipated milestone after a year of significant growth. We are celebrating the 200th employer in Wales with The […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2019 Champion Awards open for nominations!

The 2019 Champion Awards are open!  The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The Living Wage Foundation welcomes applications from their whole network, big or small, as they recognise the success of the movement is built by champions like you! The Awards are […]