Livingstone calls for Living Wage for all

By BigHospitality Writer

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Related tags: National minimum wage, Minimum wage, London

Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, announced that the new Living Wage for London is £7.20, nearly two pounds above the National Minimum Wage of £5.35 paid to many of the Capital's restaurant employees. Livingstone said, ;The ...

Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, announced that the new Living Wage for London is £7.20, nearly two pounds above the National Minimum Wage of £5.35 paid to many of the Capital's restaurant employees.

Livingstone said, "The London Living Wage is vital to ensure the Capital retains a skilled, committed workforce and this applies to those who provide all the essential services – without which London would grind to a halt – as much as it does to highly paid brokers, bankers or lawyers. It is simply unacceptable that about one in seven of London's full-time workers and almost half our parttime workers are paid less than the London Living Wage."

Since it was calculated, employers and unions have increasingly used it in negotiations and setting wage rates, Livingstone said.

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