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It is 17 days to Living Wage Week – the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK – which commences on Sunday November 5th, 2017.
We are running three events this year. These events will support the GM Combined Authority led public engagement process for the
proposed GM Good Employment Charter.
Tuesday November 7th 8 – 10am: Hosted by Darren Knight, Chief Officer, Bolton CVS
Venue: Bolton Hub, Bold St, Bolton BL1 1LS
Thursday November 9th 8 – 10am:
Hosted by Ben Gilchrist, Deputy Chief Executive Action Together, Tameside
Venue: First Choice Homes Oldham First Place, 22 Union Street, Oldham. OL1 1BE
Friday 10th November 10.20am – 1pm (this agenda also includes an additional Living Wage item)
Hosted by Alison Page Chief Executive Salford CVS
Venue: The Angel Centre (home of Social adVentures), 1 St Philip’s Pl, Salford M3 6FA
For more information, please see Good Jobs in Greater Manchester: the role of employment charters
We hope you can join us and add your thoughts, suggestions and questions to the creation of a GM Good Employment Charter.
Please contact the GM Living Wage Coordinator, Lynn Sbaih, to let her know you will be attending via 07948549485 or email Lynn.Sbaih@gmlivingwage.org
October 2nd, 2017
The Real Living Wage is good for business!
Cardiff University’s “The Living Wage Employer Experience” interviewed real Living Wage employers about the impact of accreditation:
• 93% of employers reported they had benefited as a business
• 58% of employers saw an improvement in the motivation of staff
• 50% reported that it had improved both recruitment and retention
• 45% reported that it had improved the quality of applications for Living Wage jobs
• 86% reported that it had enhanced their organisation’s general reputation as an employer
• 64% found that it differentiated them from others in their industry
• 44% reported improved relations with public bodies or politicians
Please visit our partners the Living Wage Foundation to find out more about becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer.
It is 31 days to Living Wage Week – the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK – which commences on Sunday November 5th.
Please watch this space for details of our events, and to get involved come along to the Campaign meeting on October 10th, 2 – 4pm, at 3rd Floor, Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GH.
September 6th, 2017
We are now getting ready for Living Wage Week, which commences on Monday the 6th of November this year, when representatives from the Living Wage Foundation will be in Manchester to announce the new Living Wage rate.
Our local Campaign theme during Living Wage Week, will be the Good Employment Charter which was part of Andy Burnham’s Manifesto. Should you want to know more about employment charters, GMPA’s and IGAU’s “Good jobs in Greater Manchester: the role of employment charters” provides a comprehensive introduction:
You may also know of, or be involved in, plans for a Living Wage Week event. If so please do let us know, so that we can help you share the details of your event, via: our webpage, our regular news slot in this Newsletter, and via our social media.
To help you get involved in all the local Living Wage Week activities and events, we plan to have a Campaign meeting at 2-4pm on Tuesday 10th October, at 3rd Floor, Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GH, so please ensure you are signed up to receive details of this meeting, by contacting me by email at Lynn.Sbaih@gmlivingwage.org or on 07948 549 485.