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Living Wage Week 2017

post-image 4th October 2017

It is Living Wage Week on 5 to 11 November with the Living Wage Rates announced on 6 November.  See how your organisation can be involved.

Living Wage South Bank – South Bank Business Improvement District’s work on the London Living wage – has been recognised by British BIDs, the trade body for all Business Improvement Districts.

We are waiting to hear if we have won this award.

Read our full report, Living Wage South Bank, here.

Ogilvy & Mather is a firm supporter of Living Wage South Bank and an accredited London Living Wage employer.  It has been great to see how the project has engaged employers. These represent a wide range of sectors and industries, and the initiative as allowed them to understand the business benefits of not only becoming an accredited employer, but also the value of promoting and communicating the fact that they are accredited.  Living Wage South Bank has helped businesses learn more on the views and perspectives of consumers on this issue, and how local residents view South Bank as area of economic opportunity, particularly in terms of applying for jobs.  Recruiting and retaining local people is increasingly a business priority for many employers in South Bank and elsewhere in London.

Nina Jasinski – Chief Marketing Officer Ogilvy & Mather

 Coin Street Community Builders pays the London Living Wage. The Living Wage model fits well with Coin Street’s values and, by paying it, we are joining other employers who voluntarily take a stand to ensure their employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on. That basic fairness is at the heart of the campaign and why great businesses and organisations choose to go further than the government minimum.

Louise King – Head of Communications Coin Street Community Builders