Mayor urges rise in London living wage

April 2007
People Management;4/19/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p12
The article reports on the higher living wage announced by London, England Mayor Ken Livingston. He said workers should be paid at least £7.20 an hour. According to the Living Wage Unit's annual report, anyone earning less than £6.25 an hour is at or below the poverty level, after taking tax credits and benefits into account. Livingstone noted that employers and unions are increasingly using it negotiations and setting wage rates since the establishment of a recognised London Living Wage.


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