Monthly Archives: November 2014

What’s next for the GM Living Wage Campaign?

We’ve had a successful first year, seen Living Wage Employers treble in number and hosted a great range of actions, meetings, events and media opportunities in Living Wage Week earlier this month*. But next year could be even bigger and … Continue reading

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MPs debate the Living Wage

Yesterday MPs took part in a Backbench Business Committee debate on a motion about promotion of the living wage. Many people have noted that attendance was disappointing. However this is common for such debates – the real issue is that … Continue reading

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Living Wage for Greater Manchester!

We launched the new Living Wage rate of £7.85 today, the first time it’s ever been done in the North West. 75 people attended as we celebrated: the new rate that means a pay rise for thousands of workers the … Continue reading

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This is not 1930…

A highlight of our Living Wage for Greater Manchester event was Dave Morton’s testimony about his own experiences of being paid below the Living Wage, and how the Living Wage has made a difference in his life. Here he writes more … Continue reading

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New Report – Living Wage and the Role of Local Government

“Living Wage and the Role of Local Government” was launched at the Living Wage for Greater Manchester event today. Written by Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the GM Living Wage Campaign, it discusses how local authorities in Greater Manchester can show the … Continue reading

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