What’s next for the GM Living Wage Campaign?

rates-blog-post_0We’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 better for the Campaign – please join us as we review Living Wage Week, feedback from the workshops at our event and discuss next steps and priorities for the Campaign in 2015.

Our final meeting of the year will be at 10-12noon, Tuesday 25th November at Micah Room, 3rd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF

*Living Wage Week 2014 was kicked off on Monday 3rd November with our big event in Salford University, the first time the new LW rate announcement was ever held in the North-West, a wage rise for tens of thousands of workers up to £7.85. It was also the launch of our new report “Living Wage and the Role of Local Government“, and we hosted three workshops with great levels of participation and some exciting ideas generated. There were events, actions, meetings and media opportunities in Bolton, Manchester x2, Salford x3, Liverpool and the Wirral, with coverage including: Manchester Evening NewsBury Times and Bolton News, 2 slots on BBC Radio Manchester, interviews on Salford City Radio and Bolton FM, a report about the University of Manchester Living Wage Campaign, and NW Sunday Politics. The Living Wage was also debated in Parliament, summarised here.

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