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Living Wage International News

North Ayrshire, Scotland: Union and Councillors Launch Living Wage Fight for School Cleaners
The Irvine Herald

February 17, 2012 - A TRADE union is calling on a schools cleaning contractor to pay their workers the same wage as North Ayrshire Council. Read more.

Cleaners Strike to Demand the London Living Wage
Socialist Worker

February 16, 2012 - Cleaners formed a noisy and lively picket outside the new St Pancras International Station today, Thursday. Read more.

England: A Living Wage Should Be the Only Wage
The Yorker

February 9, 2012 - The concept of a earning a wage to adequately support yourself and your family, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle and one not defined by the threat of poverty, is arguably an intrinsic want for every individual in Britain today. Read more.

Cambodia: Living Wage a ‘Human Right’
The Phnom Penh Post

February 9, 2012 - Panellists at the first “Permanent People’s Tribunal” on wages and conditions for Cambodian garment workers yesterday released their findings, declaring that a living wage for workers should be considered a “human right”. Read more.

Cambridge, UK: Jesus College students vote to support a Living Wage

February 7, 2012 - This Monday, the Jesus College Student Union followed Emmanuel, in passing a motion calling for all college employees to be paid at least the living wage. Read more.

London: David Miliband Backs Bid for University 'Living Wage'
Cambridge News

February 7, 2012 - One of the architects of New Labour has thrown his weight behind a student campaign to give Cambridge University and college staff a ‘living wage’. Read more.

Cambodia: Factory Workers Testify to Need for ‘Living Wage’
The Phnom Penh Post

February 6, 2012 - Garment and footwear workers began testifying yesterday at a “people’s tribunal” on working conditions and wages organised by a regional advocacy alliance that aims to establish a “living wage” for garment workers in Asia. Read more.

Scotland: Aberdeen MSP Welcomes Move Towards Living Wage

February 4, 2012 - Kevin Stewart, SNP MSP for Aberdeen Central, has welcomed the introduction of the living wage of £7.20 per hour by Aberdeen City Council. Read more.

British Columbia: A Living Wage Within Reach
Parksville Qualicum Beach News

February 3, 2012 - The number of living wage employers is growing in B.C. and local proponents hope to bring it to District 69. Read more.

Ontario: A Living Wage
Seaway News

February 2, 2012 - Like already happening in many communities across Canada and the United States, we need to start having a dialogue about “why is it that people are doing what they should be doing by getting a job and working full-time, yet on pay day, they can’t even aff Read more.

New Zealand: $15 Minimum Wage Would Help Inequality, Stimulate Economy
Scoop Independent News

February 2, 2012 - $15 Minimum Wage Would Help Inequality, Stimulate Economy Read more.

National Staff Consulted on London Living Wage Deal
The Stage News

February 2, 2012 - Front of house and hospitality staff working at the National Theatre are being consulted on a new pay deal that would ensure they are all paid the London living wage. Read more.

New Westminster, UK: Resident Says Living Wage Policy Violated
The Record

February 1, 2012 - A Royal City resident is questioning whether everyone working on the city's future civic centre is earning the living wage. Read more.

Cambridge, UK: Fighting for a Living Wage

January 28, 2012 - Almost all Cambridge colleges are not paying living wages to all of their staff, Freedom of Information requests have revealed. Read more.

London: Eurostar Cleaners Vote to Strike Over Pay
BBC News

January 27, 2012 - Workers who clean Eurostar trains and stations in the UK have voted to go on strike in a row over pay. Read more.

Thailand: TLSC Demands Wage Hike Nationwide
Bangkok Post

January 26, 2012 - The Thai Labour Solidarity Committee plans mass gatherings of workers throughout the country to pressure the government to immediately raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide, TLSC chairman Chalee Loysoong said on Thursday. Read more.

Nova Scotia Boosts Minimum Wage by 1.5 Per Cent to $10.50 an Hour
The Canadian Press

January 25, 2012 - Nova Scotia Boosts Minimum Wage by 1.5 Per Cent to $10.50 an Hour Read more.

Windsor, Ontario: Let Employees Earn a Living Wage
The Windsor Star

January 25, 2012 - First and foremost, with respect to the so-called "bailout" that Chrysler received in 2008, let's understand and educate the public at large (something I assumed a newspaper would like to do). This was a high- interest loan, 12 per cent in fact, that our Read more.

London: Organise! City cleaners fight for a living wage
Red Pepper

January 23, 2012 - The shimmering steel and glass of Canary Wharf bear testament to the financial centre's opulence. But while billions of pounds pour through its banks each day, it is also the workplace of some of the country's lowest paid workers – who are now demanding a Read more.

Oxford, England: St John’s to Pay Living Wage
The Oxford Student

January 19, 2012 - St John’s College is set to raise the wages of scouts following a decision made in its governing body at the end of last term. Read more.

London: Supermarket Staff Live 'In Poverty'
The Independent

January 19, 2012 - Hundreds of thousands of workers at the big four grocers are not paid a living wage, claims study Read more.

North Vancouver City Will Define its 'Living Wage'
North Shore News

January 18, 2012 - The City of North Vancouver will continue to explore the possibility of becoming a "living wage employer," despite both of the North Shore's other municipalities expressing no interest in the idea. Read more.

England: How to... pay the living wage in your borough
The Guardian

January 17, 2012 - Islington is one of England's most deprived boroughs, with a huge divide between rich and poor – but it has committed to paying and promoting the London living wage Read more.

Vancouver, BC: Wage War
The Vancouver Courier

January 13, 2012 - In May, the minimum wage in B.C. will climb from $9.50 to $10.25, the highest in the nation, sparking debate about its impact on individuals, businesses and the economy at large Read more.

London: Fair Pay Campaigners Ejected From Wharf
East London Times

January 7, 2012 - Trade unionists campaigning for a London living wage for cleaners at Canary Wharf have complained of a “disrepect of civil liberties” after being ejected from the Wharf as they distributed leaflets on Thursday. Read more.

London: The penny finally drops. Pay people properly and you will get better results
The Independent

January 1, 2012 - A decade of hard graft by Living Wage campaigners has forced employers to recognise that higher salaries boost productivity Read more.

China province raises minimum wage by 23%
BBC News

December 22, 2011 - Sichuan province in southwest China has increased the minimum wage sharply to try and attract workers amid a rapidly rising cost of living. Read more.

Scots firms may have to pay staff living wage if they take on Scottish Government contracts
Daily Record

December 21, 2011 - FIRMS taking on Scottish Government contracts could face requirements to pay their staff the living wage, if it is permissible under EU regulations. Read more.

Canada: Minimum Wage Hike Key to Cutting Poverty
The Star

December 17, 2011 - Lilia Martinez is happy to clean offices, cook in a restaurant, look after children — you name it. Read more.

Estonian Employers Agree With Unions on Minimum-Wage Increase
Bloomberg Business Week

December 15, 2011 - Estonian employers and trade unions reached a preliminary agreement on raising the minimum monthly wage by 4.3 percent from January, citing the higher cost of living and a government plan to raise pensions. Read more.

Council against London Living Wage
Kensington & Chelsea Chronicle

December 13, 2011 - Kensington and Chelsea Council has refused to pay its staff at least the London Living Wage. Read more.

New Zealand: SFWU ready to work with Shearer-led Labour Party on living wage
Voxy News Engine

December 13, 2011 - The Service and Food Workers Union Ng? Ringa Tota, which represents over 23,000 workers who cook, clean and care for New Zealanders is looking forward to working closely with the Labour Party in opposition. Read more.

Hamilton, Ontario: City eyes living wage for workers
The Hamilton Spectator

December 12, 2011 - The city is moving closer to paying its employees a living wage — not a minimum wage. Read more.

Ontario: Should Hamilton become a ‘Living Wage’ community?
The Spec

December 11, 2011 - On Friday, Dec. 9, a coalition of community partners launched a campaign to make Hamilton a “Living Wage Community.” What is a living wage? It’s the wage needed to lift low-paid workers and their families out of poverty. Read more.

Hamilton, Ontario: Coalition pushes for a living wage, not a minimum wage
The Spec

December 10, 2011 - Single mom Corinna Stroop puts off paying utility bills and other necessary expenses so she can provide healthy food for her son. She prioritizes her bills by which company is next in line to cut off her services. It’s a never-ending cycle. Read more.

Scotland: Campaigners urge Swinney to strike living wage deal

December 8, 2011 - FINANCE Secretary John Swinney was today urged to use his funding deal with local authorities to ensure councils pay their employees the national living wage. Read more.

UK: To end inequality without redistribution of wealth, we should pay a living wage
Left Foot Forward

December 8, 2011 - It has been widely reported that the latest British Social Attitudes Survey found that although three quarters of the British public think the gap between rich and poor is too wide, only 35 per cent thought the Government should engage in redistribution. Read more.

Scotland: ‘Living wage’ campaigners call for more to be done

December 7, 2011 - Issue is set to be raised at the Scottish Parliament after the Scottish Living Wage Campaign highlight issues faced by lowest paid people in country. Read more.

London: Canary Wharf cleaners campaign for living wage
East London Lines

December 3, 2011 - Cleaners working at the Canary Wharf estate are calling on employers to pay them a “living wage.” Read more.

Cash-strapped Tower Hamlets in new deal on London Living Wage
East London Advertiser

December 2, 2011 - All contractors supplying the Town Hall with essential services, supplies, maintenance and construction work must now pay their workers the minimum £8.30-an-hour London Living Wage. Read more.

Pakistan: Five Trade Unions Outline Living Wage Demands
Fibre 2 Fashion

November 24, 2011 - Following a two day national level meeting in Islamabad involving five trade union federations affiliated with International Textile Garments Leather Workers Federation unions have outlined a serious of key demands for the implementation of a living wage. Read more.

Tackling the Problem of Low Pay in Britain
Care 2

November 23, 2011 - A Living Wage is the minimum hourly wage required for housing, food and other basic needs for an individual and their family. Within London it is decided each year by the Mayor’s office and is currently £8.30. For the rest of the country, the Centre for R Read more.

Canada: Justice, equity and a living wage
The Catholic Register

November 15, 2011 - Armed with the extraordinary social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, I recently made a deputation to a City of Toronto committee examining contracting out work currently being done by unionized cleaning staff. Read more.

York, UK: Labour Club: Why we need a living wage
The Yorker

November 11, 2011 - All of the people that work on our campus, either directly for the University, contractors or YUSU staff deserve to be paid a living wage. Read more.

Vancouver, B.C.: Living wage policy: Why municipalities should start to lead the way
The Vancouver Sun

November 11, 2011 - A living wage by definition allows a family to cover basic living expenses - in Metro Vancouver it is calculated at $18.81/hour (including benefits). Read more.

South Aukland, New Zealand: Everyone deserves a living wage

November 10, 2011 - Labour's thinly-veiled attacks on Prime Minister John Key have continued today with leader Phil Goff bringing up the subject of Hawaiian holidays. Read more.

Kingston, Ontario: Real work begins as Living Wage Report released
Kingston This Week

November 4, 2011 - After months of behind-the-scenes work, the Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction launched its Living Wage report last week and is asking Kingstonians to take up the cause. Read more.

UK: Pembroke joins Living Wage campaign

November 4, 2011 - Pembroke has become the tenth college to back the Oxford Living Wage campaign after passing a motion in support of the initiative at last week’s JCR meeting. Read more.

Canada: Alberta Needs a ‘Living Wage,’ Say Groups
The Epoch Times

November 3, 2011 - Civic groups are taking the opportunity to call for an increased minimum wage after Alberta became the province with the lowest minimum wage in the country on Tuesday. Read more.

The Oxford Student: Join the Wage War!
The Oxford Student

November 3, 2011 - The Oxford Student: Join the Wage War! Read more.

Alberta, Canada: Alta. minimum wage not a living wage
Lethbridge Herald

November 2, 2011 - Advocates of a living wage hit downtown streets Tuesday to hand out $9.40 bills to raise awareness that Alberta's minimum wage, now the lowest in the country, is not enough. Read more.

UK: The Oxford Living Wage Campaign – Get on with it!
The Oxford Student

October 27, 2011 - As the Oxford Living Wage Campaign gathers momentum, organisations across Oxford are massing in support as it becomes increasingly clear that student opinion will no longer accept workers struggling to live off desperately low wages. Read more.

United Kingdom: Jersey politician wants rise in minimum wage
BBC News

October 25, 2011 - A Jersey politician argues the minimum wage should be half of the average salary in the island. Read more.

British Columbia: Why Municipalities Should Back Living Wages
The Province

October 25, 2011 - The Living Wage for Families Campaign, along with 54 organizations representing more than 300,000 British Columbians, recently issued an open letter calling on municipal election candidates to help low-income families in their cities by passing a living w Read more.

Edinburgh, Scotland: Council Under Pressure to Pay Staff a ‘Living Wage’
Edinburgh Evening News

October 24, 2011 - All staff on the city council should be paid the national “living wage”, campaigners said today, as new figures revealed that more than 1800 council workers are paid lower than the recommended rate of £7.20 an hour. Read more.

LONDON: Minima'am wage: Buckingham Palace cleaners win pay rise
Daily Mirror

October 19, 2011 - For tidying up after the Queen they earn a princely sum of £6.45 an hour – just 37p above the national minimum wage. Read more.

Vancouver: The Debate over 'Living Wages' Continues
The Vancouver Sun

October 17, 2011 - I was angered by reading your article in The Vancouver Sun. At first I thought I would not reply to you but then thought I would be doing you a favour. Read more.

South Ayrshire, Scotland: Living wage will be introduced
Carrick Gazette

October 12, 2011 - SOUTH Ayrshire councillors agreed to introduce the Scottish living wage for low-paid council workers - but in a “structured manner”, and not April 2012 next year. Read more.

New Zealand: Courier drivers 'virtually slaves'
Sunday Star Times

October 9, 2011 - Many contractors are barely surviving on miserly pay, Rob O'Neill writes. Read more.

Scotland: Pressure mounts on council to bring in living wage
Ayrshire Post

October 7, 2011 - A TRADE union has added its weight to a bid for hundreds of council workers to get a pay rise. Read more.

Vancouver, BC: Call for living wage policy
24 Hours Vancouver

October 3, 2011 - The Living Wage for Families Campaign is calling on candidates in next month’s municipal elections to pass a living wage policy if elected. Read more.

Working for nothing – the truth about low pay in the UK
The Guardian

October 1, 2011 - New research indicates that more than 20% of British employees are earning less than a living wage Read more.

Scotland: Glasgow City Council increases 'living wage' for staff
BBC News

September 29, 2011 - Glasgow City Council is to increase its minimum "living wage" rate by 5p to £7.20 an hour from April next year. Read more.

Scotland: MSP fears staff at Holyrood 'earn less than living wage'
Edinburgh Evening News

September 28, 2011 - SCORES of workers at the Scottish Parliament could be earning less than the living wage, it was claimed today - despite the commitment by both the SNP and Labour to promote the £7.20 per hour pay rate. Read more.

Glasgow, Scotland: College staff walk out in pay row
The Press Association

September 28, 2011 - Support staff at a college have walked out on strike in a row over pay. Read more.

New Zealand: PSA celebrates legal living wage for sleepover workers
Scoop Independent News

September 27, 2011 - The PSA says this evening’s introduction of the Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Bill is a victorious moment for support workers throughout New Zealand. Read more.

Thailand: Bosses and unions discuss Phuket's B300 wage
The Phuket News

September 27, 2011 - PHUKET: Representatives of employers and employees in Phuket met today at Phuket Provincial Hall to thrash out recommendations to Bangkok over the new minimum wage for the island. Read more.

British Columbia: 'Living wage,' or road to higher unemployment?
The Province

September 22, 2011 - With municipal elections coming to a community near you in November, expect to hear some really silly policy proposals. Some will sound too good to be true. Read more.

Cowdenbeath, Scotland: Helen Eadie's 'living wage' attack prompts angry response from council leader
The Courier

September 22, 2011 - Helen Eadie, Labour MSP for Cowdenbeath, criticised the SNP's track record on improving low salaries in the public sector after a freedom of information request revealed that out of Fife Council's 21,028 employees, 1,989 staff are paid less than £7.20 an Read more.

London: Cleaners Protest for a Living Wage
Socialist Worker

September 20, 2011 - Some 100 people demonstrated in support of the cleaners at Senate House, University of London, on Wednesday of last week. Read more.

Belfast, Ireland: Unison Urges Move to 'Living Wage'
Belfast Telegraph

September 19, 2011 - The Government has been urged to consider a "substantial" increase in the minimum wage next year before moving to a "living wage" of £8 an hour for all workers. Read more.

In Texas, More Jobs and More Poverty
Star Telegram

September 16, 2011 - When the country loses jobs, it's not surprising that more people fall into poverty. But when Texas adds jobs, more people fall into poverty, too. Read more.

The UK: UNICEF calls for Living Wage to enable better work/life balance
Left Foot Forward

September 14, 2011 - UNICEF today urged the UK government to support a Living Wage so parents don’t have to do multiple jobs on the minimum wage and can spend more time with their children. It also calls for local authorities to rethink their cuts to leisure, sport and other Read more.

Nokia Pays India Workers Below Minimum Living Wage
The Wall Street Journal

September 13, 2011 - HELSINKI (Dow Jones)--Finnish handset maker Nokia Corp. (NOK) relies heavily on contract workers at its Chennai mobile phone factory in India, paying them less than minimum living wage, said Finnish human and labor rights organization Finnwatch in a repor Read more.

Demonstrate to support London Living Wage
Socialist Resistance

September 13, 2011 - Workers at the University of London will be holding a mass demonstration on Wednesday to demand that the London Living Wage be paid to all university workers. Read more.

Lethbridge, Alberta: Local wages keeping many in poverty
Lethbridge Herald

September 2, 2011 - One in every six Lethbridge workers is living in poverty, according to a provincial watchdog of citizen's interests. Read more.

Coquitlam, British Columbia: Why a 'living wage' matters
Coquitlam Now

September 2, 2011 - Across Canada, the United States and Great Britain, the concept of a "living wage" is taking root. Read more.

Scotland: Rutherglen MSP welcomes calls to raise living wage
Rutherglen Reformer

August 31, 2011 - The Living Wage Campaign calls for every worker in the country to earn enough to provide their family with the essentials of life, and recently called for it to be increased by 5p to £7.20, their estimate of a living wage. Read more.

EUROPE: Outdoor industry to host living wage roundtable

August 31, 2011 - A roundtable to discuss the provision of a living wage for workers in global supply chains is being hosted later this year by the European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC). Read more.

Lancashire, UK: Employers urged to sign up to pay their staff a ‘living wage’
Lancashire Evening Post

August 30, 2011 - Businesses in Preston are being asked to follow the lead of the city council and pay their workers a ‘living wage’. Read more.

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%
Hispanically Speaking News

August 28, 2011 - Argentina, under the leadership of President Cristina Fernandez, is set to raise its minimum wage by 25% to approximately $550 per month wages. Read more.

Surrey, British Columbia: PICS’ Gill Telling Farm Workers To Wake Up And Smell The Low Wages
The Link Paper

August 27, 2011 - Surrey, British Columbia: PICS’ Gill Telling Farm Workers To Wake Up And Smell The Low Wages Read more.

Russia: The living wage grows by 16.2 percent in Dagestan
Republican Information Agency

August 27, 2011 - In the first half of 2011 the living wage has grown by 16.2 percent and totaled 5003 rubles in Dagestan. As to the source in the Republic’s Ministry of Economy, the changes occurred against the growth of consumer prices by 14 percent on average within the Read more.

European Outdoor Group announces living-wage roundtable

August 26, 2011 - The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) have announced an outdoor-industry roundtable meeting to discuss the issues surrounding ‘a living wage’. Read more.

Thailand to up minimum wage
Channel News Asia

August 25, 2011 - BANGKOK: Thailand's new government wants to set the minimum daily wage at US$10 -- an increase of nearly 30 per cent. Read more.

British Columbia, Canada: More living with less income
The Columbian

August 16, 2011 - If money is the lifeblood of making your way in this world, then Vancouver resident Steven Doerk, 42, sure could use some more of it. Read more.

Thailand: Minimum Wage Of 300 Baht Per Day To Begin In January

August 16, 2011 - BANGKOK, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The government plans to carry out its minimum wage policy of 300 Baht (about RM30) per day starting January next year, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said. Read more.

India: Workers seek wage hike
The Telegraph

August 16, 2011 - Aug. 16: Railway contractor’s workers in the city have demanded a hike in wages from the existing Rs 96 a day to Rs 205, under the banner of the Railway Contractor’s Workers’ Union. Read more.

The UK: Labour call for fair wage
This Is Lancashire

August 14, 2011 - YOUNG people re calling on local businesses to pay fair wages. Read more.

Scotland: Living wage proposed for all Holyrood firms' staff
Scotland on Sunday

August 7, 2011 - PRIVATE firms with Scottish Government contracts could be forced to pay the "living wage" of £7.15 per hour under a change to the law due to come before Holyrood this autumn. Read more.

Bahamas: The minimum wage debate continues
The Freeport News

August 6, 2011 - As the cost of living continues to increase in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the global society, the country's minimum wage debate is once again gaining national attention. Read more.

Living wage and pensions increased in Belarus today
Belteler Radio Company

August 1, 2011 - Sergei Khamentovsky reports: The Government approved a new living wage for the main socio-demographic groups last week. Today this normative standard came into force. Read more.

Pay us a living wage, say South Africa's miners

July 29, 2011 - EMALAHLENI, South Africa, July 29 (Reuters) - After 38 years working for one of South Africa's biggest coal miners, plant attendant Joseph still struggles to make ends meet. Read more.

London: Charity pays living wage after our report
London Evening Standard

July 29, 2011 - An Anglican charity that has helped hundreds of people out of poverty has begun to pay its own staff the London living wage after being alerted by the Evening Standard. Read more.

Scotland: Almost 1,000 Scots government staff on less than Living Wage
Public Finance

July 26, 2011 - Labour has accused the Scottish Government of failing to live up to a promise to pay all its employees at least the ‘Living Wage’, the minimum income campaigners say is needed for a decent quality of life. Read more.

Thailand: Academics support wage rise proposal
Bangkok Post

July 26, 2011 - Academics and labour leaders have thrown their weight behind the Pheu Thai Party's policy to raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht, but recommend that measures be drawn up to cope with employer concerns. Read more.

Scotland: Hundreds working for government-funded bodies earn below living wage
Scotland on Sunday

July 24, 2011 - NEARLY 1,000 people who work for Scottish Government-funded public bodies are earning less than the "Living Wage" of £7.15 per hour, new research has revealed. Read more.

Nigeria: Minimum wage, Maximum wedge

July 23, 2011 - EMOTIONS were bound to be high on the minimum wage. What most did not foresee was the subterfuge that politicians will bring into it. They gave workers minimum wage with maximum wedge to ensure it never works. Read more.

Scotland: Dumfriesshire councillors battle over Living Wage
Dumfries & Galloway Standard

July 20, 2011 - THE COUNCIL’S Conservative-led administration has blasted a new scheme which will give more than 800 workers a pay rise. Read more.

London: Labour must lead on the living wage
The Guardian

July 20, 2011 - For a brief period last year, vocal support for the concept of a "living wage" spanned the political spectrum. As part of his bid to decontaminate the Conservative brand, David Cameron pronounced the living wage an idea "whose time has come". Read more.

Vancouver, BC: RDCO released first Living Wage calculation report
AM1150 News

July 19, 2011 - The Regional District of the Central Okanagan is making it easier for families to figure out if they can afford to live comfortably in the area. Read more.

New Zealand: Inflation leads to new calls for $15 minimum wage
3 News

July 19, 2011 - The Government's under fire over the news inflation has soared to a record two-decade high of 5.3 percent. Read more.

New Zealand: Wage rises must match inflation
Radio New Zealand News

July 19, 2011 - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says the rising inflation rate must be mirrored by an increase in wages so workers can maintain their standard of living. Read more.

Scotland: Talks over living wage proposals
Bearsden Herald

July 18, 2011 - One of the country's top trade unionists has met frontline staff at Newcastle City Council to discuss proposals for a living wage. Read more.

Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway Council workers set for pay rise
BBC News

July 18, 2011 - More than 800 local authority workers in Dumfries and Galloway are set for a pay rise after councillors backed proposals for a "living wage". Read more.

Nigeria: The Politics And Reality Of National Minimum Wage

July 15, 2011 - In a free enterprise or capitalist system which Nigeria practices, the nexus of market forces otherwise known as the invisible hand determines the price of goods and services. Wages like other economic indicators are controlled by the forces of demand and Read more.

Scotland: Council low paid in line for wage rise
Galloway News

July 14, 2011 - THE STEWARTRY’S low paid council workers could soon have something to celebrate. Read more.

London: Sainsbury's checkout staff stage 'decent wage' protest
The Guardian

July 13, 2011 - Retailer's chief executive is targeted at annual meeting over £3.2m in pay and bonuses Read more.

Thailand: Academics urge labour-friendly changes to wage committee
Bangkok Post

July 13, 2011 - It is difficult to imagine how a minimum wage earner in Bangkok can raise a family comfortably, given the high cost of food, housing and transport in the capital. So it was no surprise that Pheu Thai's campaign pledge of a 300-baht minimum wage proved pop Read more.

Nigeria: Pay teachers living wage
Nigerian Tribune

July 11, 2011 - PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan and the 36 state governors have been urged to pay teachers a living wage and an improved earning system. Read more.

South Africa: Why we're fighting on

July 10, 2011 - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) National Executive Committee (NEC) that was held today Sunday 10 July 2011 took stock of the NUMSA-led National Industry Strike which started last Monday 4 July 2011 in the Metal & Engineering sec Read more.

Philippines: Wage board hikes workers' pay in Northern Mindanao

July 8, 2011 - MANILA, Philippines - Labor chief Rosalinda Baldoz today announced that the regional wage board has approved pay adjustments for minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao. Read more.

South Africa: Call to arms for 'a living wage'
Mail & Guardian

July 8, 2011 - The petroleum, chemical and mining industries -- key sectors in the economy -- are bracing themselves for rolling mass action starting next week. The metal and engineering industry strike is also still firmly under way. Read more.

Scotland: MP backs living wage
Carrick Gazette

July 8, 2011 - Sandra Osborne, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, is calling for the biggest companies in her constituency and across the country to pay their workers living wages. Read more.

Kazakhstan’s living wage totals 16,851 tenge in June

July 6, 2011 - The living wages in Kazakhstan totaled 16 thousand 851 tenge in June, the press service of the Kazakhstan Statistics Agency reports. Read more.

South African Engineers Strike Over Wages
IC Publications

July 5, 2011 - More than 110,000 South African engineers and metalworkers launched a strike Monday to demand a 13 percent wage increase, with thousands of workers marching through the country's main cities. Read more.

UK: Shouldn't we be paying workers enough to live on?
The Guardian

July 5, 2011 - As the government prepares to overhaul tax credits and benefits with its universal credit, spending cuts are already trimming entitlements for low earning families. Read more.

Malaysia: Wage Act passed
The Star

July 1, 2011 - KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia took its first step in having a minimum wage for workers with the passing of the National Wages Consultative Council Bill in the Dewan Rakyat. Read more.

New Zealand: Campaign for a Living Wage Picket Nat MPs' Offices
Scoop Independent News

June 23, 2011 - National and Act have signaled they want to reintroduce youth rates for workers up to the age of 24 as part of their election policy. Read more.

Tesco under fire for failing to pay cleaners living wage
Left Foot Forward

June 21, 2011 - Tesco have again come under fire from Living Wage protestors, as a flash mob stormed their Earls Court store yesterday evening demanding Britain’s largest retailer increase cleaners’ wages. Read more.

Georgian Minimum Living Wage Rises by About 30%
Vestnik Kavkaza

June 16, 2011 - The minimum living wage in Georgia reached 166.4 laris, according to statistics of June 1, 2011, rising by almost 30%, compared with the previous year, the Georgian National Statistics Service said, Business Georgia reports. Read more.

Malaysia: Go for decent living wage policy
Free Malaysia Today

June 11, 2011 - Compared to a minimum wage policy which is a short-term remedy, a decent living wage will ensure workers' wages are on par with current economic reality. Read more.

London South Bank University Cleaners Demand 'Living Wage'
London SE1

June 7, 2011 - Cleaners at London South Bank University have staged a protest over poor pay and conditions. Read more.

British Columbia: Canada's Largest Credit Union Adopts a Living Wage
The Tyee

June 2, 2011 - Next year's increase in BC's minimum wage to $10.25 an hour marks an improvement for the working poor, but it still falls far below the $18.81 experts say marks a "living wage" in the city of Vancouver. Read more.

Edmonton, Alberta: Minimal Wage Hike May Not Be Enough
Metro Edmonton

June 2, 2011 - Minimum wage is on the way up, but it may not be enough to help many struggling to make ends meet. Read more.

Hong Kong: Foreign Maids Win Pay Rise
The Standard

June 2, 2011 - Pay for Hong Kong's army of foreign domestic helpers goes up by HK$160 to HK$3,740 from today. Read more.

British Columbia: Vibrant Abbotsford sets 'living wage' at $16.42 per hour for family of four
Abbotsford News

May 30, 2011 - A family of four in Abbotsford cannot survive on minimum wage, according to Vibrant Abbotsford, a group of community partners working together to reduce poverty. Read more.

British Columbia: Whistler and the Living Wage
Pique Magazine

May 25, 2011 - How much does living cost? That's a question that Seth Klein grapples with every day. The director of the B.C. office for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), it's his job to look at people's ambitions and find ways to make them affordab Read more.

London Hotel Workers Protest Over Olympic Pay
Employee Benefits

May 25, 2011 - London hotel workers, including room attendants, waiters, porters and kitchen staff staged a protest yesterday (Tuesday 24 May) outside the Holiday Inn Mayfair, over demands to pay staff the London Living Wage during the Olympic Games. Read more.

Vancouver, B.C.: Vancity Becomes the Largest Organization in Canada to Adopt Living Wage Policy

May 24, 2011 - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - As Canada's largest credit union celebrates its 65th anniversary, it is timely that Vancity sets a precedent as the largest organization in Canada to become a Living Wage Employer. Read more.

New Zealand: Labour vows to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in its first year in office
Radio New Zealand News

May 22, 2011 - Party leader Phil Goff says lifting the minimum wage will ensure that people who work for a living get a fair living wage. Read more.

Ealing Council adopts London Living Wage
Ealing Times

May 20, 2011 - Ealing is one of only five of the capital’s 32 councils paying London Living Wage to sub-contracted workers. Read more.

Scotland: MSP Launches Bid to Ensure Interns are Paid a Living Wage

May 17, 2011 - A LABOUR MSP is calling for a living wage for Holyrood interns serving one month or more. New Lothians MSP Kezia Dugdale has lodged a motion calling for MSPs to pay their interns, who are currently unpaid on a work experience basis, a wage of £7.15 per ho Read more.

Australia: Decent Rise to Minimum Wage is Needed to ease Growing Cost of Living Pressures
Australian Council of Trade Unions

May 17, 2011 - Australian households are feeling the pinch of sharply rising cost of living pressures, according to new official data which bolsters the case for a decent increase to award minimum wages. Read more.

Britain: Royal Cleaners Fight for Living Wage

May 5, 2011 - While the Great and Good were busy spending our money on the Royal Wedding, low-paid cleaners at Buckingham Palace were fighting to increase their meagre wages to something like a decent level. Sign the petition in their support. Read more.

London: Rabbis join call for a living wage
The Jewish Chronicle

May 5, 2011 - Two senior rabbis joined a special interfaith event in central London on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of a pioneering anti-poverty campaign. Read more.

London’s Living Wage – Who Pays It?

May 5, 2011 - Boris Johnson has increased London’s living wage to £8.30 per hour but who’s paying it? Read more.

London: Protesters Demand 'Living Wage'
The Independent

May 3, 2011 - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/protesters-demand-living-wage-2278044.html Read more.

Mayor Announces London Living Wage Increase

May 2, 2011 - Low paid workers in the capital are set to receive a salary increase after City Hall announced a 5% increase in the London Living Wage to £8.30 per hour. Read more.

'Living Wage' Campaign Backed by Investors Worth £13bn
BBC News

May 1, 2011 - 'Living Wage' Campaign Backed by Investors Worth £13bn Read more.

London: Wedding watchers asked to back a Living Wage for low-paid royal cleaners

April 29, 2011 - Royal watchers have been asked by the Public and Commercial and Services union to support a campaign to give disgracefully low-paid cleaners in the Royal Household a living wage. Read more.

Scotland: Living wage 'is £7.15 an hour'
The Press Association

April 28, 2011 - Low wages remain a scourge for women and families, according to the Scottish Greens. Read more.

Virgin Islands: Possible 'living-wage' law has support and opposition
Virgin Islands Daily News

April 28, 2011 - ST. THOMAS - A recent study commissioned by the 28th V.I. Legislature examines the question of whether the territory should raise its minimum wage for taxpayer-funded workers to $10 an hour. Read more.

London: Royal watchers asked to back living wage for cleaners

April 27, 2011 - Royal watchers will be asked by the Public and Commercial and Services union to support a campaign to pay cleaners in the Royal Household a living wage. Read more.

London: Faiths Unite in Day for Civil Society
Independent Catholic News

April 26, 2011 - On 2 May Citizens UK launches the first 'Day for Civil Society' - a mixture of faith services, rallies and an assembly celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Living Wage, on the theme: "only organised people can control organised money". Read more.

London: Lush Cosmetics Does the Right Thing

April 25, 2011 - Lush Cosmetics is the green cosmetic company that split off from the Body Shop in the '90's. Still privately owned by the original founder, Mark Constantine, they sell environmentally friendly soap and paraphernalia in 700 shops across the world, as well Read more.

London: Campaigners for £7.85 an Hour Living Wage Meet Tesco Chief Executive Philip Clarke
West End Extra

April 22, 2011 - London Citizens 'face-to-face' with supermarket boss Read more.

London: Royal Cleaners Petition for ‘a Living Wage’
The Star

April 21, 2011 - A public service union in Britain is trying to get a little of the millions to be spent on the Royal Wedding for the not-quite-living-wage of Royal Household cleaners. Read more.

Lush Founder Becomes First Store Boss to Pledge Living Wage of £7.85
London Evening Standard

April 20, 2011 - Cosmetics chain Lush today promised to pay a London living wage to all its employees in the capital. Read more.

Nigeria: The Living Wage Question
Daily Independent

April 12, 2011 - Through the years, Federal and State Governments have continually complained about their inability to pay a living wage to civil servants. Things have recently got to a head as the Federal Government has failed to fully implement the N18,000/month minimum Read more.

Ottawa: Poverty Group Urges Action on ‘Living Wage’
Metro Ottawa

April 12, 2011 - City council is dragging its feet on implementing a proposal to restrict municipal contracts only to those employers who agree to pay their workers a “living wage,” say members of an anti-poverty lobby group. Read more.

Vancouver, BC - Living wages: An idea whose time has come
The Vancouver Sun

April 8, 2011 - As cities, Vancouver and London, England, have a lot of things in common. They are both global and cosmopolitan. They are both leading proponents of developing sustainable and livable urban spaces. They have both been chosen to showcase the Olympics - whi Read more.

Kenya: State Responds to High Cost of Living with Fresh Wage Rise Plan
Business Daily

April 7, 2011 - The least paid workers could get a pay increment in coming weeks if a new wage structure the government has proposed is adopted at a meeting with trade unionists this morning. Read more.

Ottawa: ACORN Calls for Living Wage
580 CFRA News

April 6, 2011 - Councillors are being asked once again to support a Living Wage in the City of Ottawa. Read more.

New Zealand: Tough to Survive on Minimum Wage
Scoop Independent News

April 1, 2011 - Manurewa High School cleaners are getting a pay rise today because the minimum wage has gone to $13 an hour. But the cleaners say this is not enough to live on with the cost of living rising higher than the 25 cents an hour they will gain. Read more.

Sri Lanka: Labour Movement Calls for LKR20,000 ‘Living Wage’
Just Style

March 31, 2011 - Sri Lankan apparel industry labour rights coalition ALARM is calling for a LKR20,000 (US$ 180.98) monthly ‘living wage’ for local apparel workers. Read more.

New Westminster, BC: Surrey Examining Fair Wage Policy
Surrey Leader

March 30, 2011 - The City of Surrey has asked staff to explore the impact of a "living wage" policy. If such a policy was endorsed, it would mean Surrey would require (as part of its tendering process) that employees of the successful bidder pay a set wage amount, likely Read more.

North Ayrshire, Scotland: Living wage Increase for Council Workers
The Irvine Herald

March 18, 2011 - MORE than 430 North Ayrshire Council workers are in line for a wages increase. Read more.

London: University Confirms Living Wage for All Staff
Islington Now

March 15, 2011 - London Metropolitan University’s vice chancellor has apologised after he forgot to include cleaners and security guards in an email promising to pay all staff the London living wage. Read more.

Vancouver, BC: Councillor Bob Bose Brings Idea of Living-Wage Policy to Surrey

March 7, 2011 - Surrey city councillor Bob Bose wants his municipality to explore the idea of a living-wage policy. Read more.

New Westminster, BC: ‘Living Wage’ Should be Election Issue, Councillor Says
Kamloops Daily News

March 7, 2011 - A “living wage” capable of supporting a family, as distinct from the minimum wage or any increase to it, ought to be a municipal election issue this fall, Coun. Nancy Bepple said Monday. Read more.

New Zealand: Workers Locked out at SkyCity Casino in Wage Dispute
Scoop Independent News

March 7, 2011 - New Zealand's largest casino has begun locking out its workforce in an attempt by the company to force unionised employees to accept a new agreement. Read more.

London: What it Means to Work on the Shop Floors of Oxford Street
London Evening Standard

March 1, 2011 - We spend billions in Europe's busiest shopping street, yet what do those who serve us earn? David Cohen investigates which stores pay the London Living Wage. Read more.

London: Firms Should Get Tax Breaks to pay Living Wage, says Ed Miliband
The Guardian

February 28, 2011 - Labour leader makes suggestion as new research shows 22p in every pound of increased wages between 1979 and 2005 went to society's highest earners Read more.

London: Opinion: the Liberal Democrats should support a Living Wage
The Liberal Democratic Voice

February 28, 2011 - The Living Wage is a term which has gained ground in mainstream politics over the past year or so. Ed Miliband has used it in attempts to forge his political identity. Boris Johnson has spokenof his support for the concept and would like to see it introdu Read more.

LONDON: Low pay: A Wage to Live With
People Management

February 24, 2011 - More employers – even in tough times – are committing to paying their lowest paid workers one-third more than the statutory minimum. Anat Arkin finds that the benefits of the ‘living wage’ work both ways Read more.

Kenora, Ontario: Call for Living Wage for Disabled
Miner and News

February 18, 2011 - During the Week of Action Against Poverty, Kenora Association for Community Living (KACL) executive director, James Retson is calling on Canada to commit to a living wage for the nation's disabled — and is hoping to make it an election issue. Read more.

British Columbia - Study: Living Wage Set at $13.45/hr For Individuals
Williams Lake Tribune

February 17, 2011 - The community of Williams Lake has a living wage benchmark. Read more.

Vancouver: Surrey Council Needs To Endorse New Westminster’s Living Wage Policy
The Link

February 13, 2011 - The time has come for Surrey to follow the lead of New Westminster and endorse a living wage policy. Read more.

Vancouver: What Does $14.16 Per Hour Buy a Household in Cranbrook?
BC Local News

February 9, 2011 - Read more.

Vancouver: Surrey Council Should do the Right Thing and Endorse Living Wage

February 8, 2011 - The time has come for Surrey to follow the lead of New Westminster and endorse a living wage policy. Read more.

Egypt: Lack of a Living Wage Called for Desperate Measures
Blog Critics

February 3, 2011 - Could you live off a basic monthly minimum wage of $6.35? (I had to check a couple of sources to verify there wasn’t a typo) No joke. Read more.

South Africa: Decent Work: Key to Growth
Mail & Guardian

January 28, 2011 - The idea of a living wage arises from the observation that although an economy can create employment on the basis of low wages the volume of employment may not be sufficient to counterbalance the effect of low wages on demand. Therefore a living wage woul Read more.

Victoria, BC: Living Wage Crawls Forward in Esquimalt Amidst Divide

January 20, 2011 - It was standing room only as nearly 50 people witnessed Esquimalt council inch forward with the development of a proposed – yet restricted – living wage policy. Read more.

Urgent Action: Support Over 300 Cambodian Workers Fired for Striking for Living Wage
Maquila Solidarity Network

January 12, 2011 - On September 18, 2010 over 300 Cambodian garment workers, many of them trade-union leaders, were unjustly suspended or fired from their jobs for participating in a nation-wide strike for an increase in the minimum wage. Read more.

Malta: Living Wage Should be Government Priority in 2011, Says GWU President
Malta Today

January 1, 2011 - 2010 had seen a decline in people’s purchasing power due to higher energy costs, General Workers Union president Victor Carachi said in his New Year’s address today. Read more.

Season of Hardship Connects Struggling Workers in Two Worlds
In These Times

December 29, 2010 - Millions of Americans barely scraped by this holiday season, stuck in poverty-wage jobs or mired in unemployment. But the latest retail sector reports show that we did manage to shop a little more, perhaps because people are resorting to the material comf Read more.

LOOKING BACK: New Westminster Adopts Living Wage Bylaw for Employees
New Westminster News Leader

December 29, 2010 - The Royal City notched up one for the history books April 26 by becoming the first city in Canada to adopt a living wage bylaw. Read more.

Vancouver: Book Connects Economic Equality with Social Well-Being and Health
The Vancouver Courier

December 28, 2010 - Who knew? The resounding old revolutionary motto, "Liberte, Egalite Fraternite" is good health policy as well as good rhetoric, some social scientists are now arguing. Economic equality, it turns out, is good for everyone, even those at the top of the s Read more.

Botswana: BNF Urges Employers to Pay Workers Better
The Botswana Gazette

December 19, 2010 - Botswana National Front (BNF) labour secretariat has urged employers to remunerate workers better to assure them a decent living. Read more.

B.C., Canada: Extra Foods Workers Rally For Living Wage
Maple Ridge News

December 16, 2010 - More than 100 people, including union members, labour leaders, politicians, and community members, converged in front of the Extra Foods in downtown Maple Ridge on Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of the ongoing strike by workers at the grocery st Read more.

We’ll Pay £7.85 an Hour Living Wage, Say Chiefs Recruiting 130,000 for Olympics
London Evening Standard

December 13, 2010 - Olympics bosses pledged today to support the London Living Wage as they recruit 130,000 people in Britain's biggest peacetime mobilisation of a labour force. Read more.

HEU’s Living Wage Campaign gaining community support in B.C.
Canada Views

December 6, 2010 - The Living Wage Campaign—an organized effort to raise awareness of poverty and the cost of living in B.C.—is gaining momentum in local communities, thanks to the support of the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), CUPE’s health services division in the provin Read more.

Scotland: Wage Boost for West Dunbartonshire Council Staff
Lennox Herald

December 3, 2010 - FOUR hundred low paid West Dunbartonshire Council workers are set for a £200,000 pay boost. Read more.

Nigeria: I’ll Ensure Ekiti Workers Earn Living Wage
Nigerian Tribune

December 1, 2010 - THE Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated the support of his administration for workers in the state to be paid a living wage, which would enhance their standard of living and make them contribute to the improvement of the economy of the Read more.

London: Why The Living Wage Makes Sense
The Wharf

November 25, 2010 - Last week, business leaders converged on KPMG's new Canada Square headquarters to discuss the latest developments in the Living Wage, where it was announced more than 100 firms pay the going rate of £7.85 to their lowest paid workers. Read more.

Vancouver, B.C.: Advocacy Groups Call for ‘Living Wage’
Nanaimo News Bulletin

November 23, 2010 - Advocacy groups around the province are calling for cities and corporations to establish a living wage as more B.C. families find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Read more.

Living Wage Debate: Policies for People to Move up the Ladder
The Malta Independent

November 19, 2010 - “In the local circumstances, alternative policies that enable people to move out of low income or poverty would be more effective than introducing the concept of a living wage,” said Joe Farrugia, director general of the Malta Employers Association, at a Read more.

London: Boris Johnson: Bankers Have ‘Moral Duty’ to Donate Bonuses
The Docklands 24

November 19, 2010 - BANKERS receiving big bonuses this Christmas have a ‘moral duty’ to donate at least some of their wealth, according to Boris Johnson. Read more.

Big Firms Sign Up To London Living Wage

November 17, 2010 - Companies like Bank of America Merrill Lynch, L'Oreal and JP Morgan have signed up to ensure all staff on their books earn at least £7.85 an hour - the London Living Wage. Read more.

Politics of Living Wage: The 1964 Lesson
The Vanguard

November 17, 2010 - A WEEK ago, the country was in the throes of an avoidable warning strike. It centered around a six-month agreement to pay N18,000 as the new minimum wage in the country. Read more.

London: Greens Call on Mayor to “Step Up Pressure” on Living Wage

November 16, 2010 - A leading London Assembly Member has called on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to “step up the pressure” on central and local Government to adopt the London Living Wage for public sector and departmental contract workers in the capital. Read more.

London: Uni Cleaners Celebrate Win for Decent Living Wage
Morning Star

November 15, 2010 - Cleaners and academic staff at the University of East London won a campaign today to introduce the London living wage (LLW). Read more.

Scots Council Set to Introduce Living Wage for Low-Paid Staff
The Herald - Scotland

November 9, 2010 - Hundreds of low-paid workers at a Scottish local authority could see their salaries rise as councillors hold a special meeting today to discuss the introduction of a £7-an-hour living wage. Read more.

Scottish Council Workers Would See Rise to 'Living Wage'
The Courier

November 2, 2010 - More than 2000 local authority workers in Tayside and Fife would get pay rises under proposals for a "living wage", The Courier can reveal. Read more.

Ontario: Three Steps to Alleviating Poverty

October 19, 2010 - In 2005, a rallying cry came forth: Let’s make Hamilton “the best place to raise a child.” This declaration was the response of the City of Hamilton to the shameful depths of poverty existing in the city. Many worthy initiatives were undertaken. Read more.

Olympic Recruits ‘Paid Less Than London Living Wage’
London Evening Standard

October 18, 2010 - Almost one in five Olympic site workers says he or she is being paid less than the Mayor's suggested £7.60-an-hour London living wage, official statistics show. Read more.

Scotland: Council Sell-offs Hit Living Wage, Unions Maintain
The Herald - Scotland

October 18, 2010 - Attempts to introduce a “living wage” for public-sector workers are being undermined by councils transferring work to private firms paying less, unions and politicians are warning. Read more.

Workplace Rights Can Alleviate Poverty
The Sydney Morning Herald

October 15, 2010 - One of the most effective actions that could be taken to alleviate poverty for hundreds of millions of people would be the introduction of a living wage in each country, with an associated increase in OH&S standards. Read more.

UK: Bishops Told to Pay a Living Wage

October 9, 2010 - Church Action on Poverty has today (10 October 2010) written to all Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops to press them to sign up their Diocese to pay a Living Wage. Read more.

London: University College Union Bosses Demand End to ‘Immoral Poverty Wages’
Islington Tribune

October 8, 2010 - UNION bosses at London Metropolitan have written to the Holloway university’s vice chancellor demanding an end to immoral “poverty wages”. Read more.

London: UCL Agrees to Pay 'Living Wage'
BBC News

September 28, 2010 - University College London, one of the country's leading institutions, is to introduce the "living wage" for all staff - including cleaners working for contract companies. Read more.

Malta: Labour Leader’s Living Wage Proposa
Times of Malta

September 27, 2010 - When Labour leader Joseph Muscat suggested the other day that it was time for Malta to start thinking about the concept of a living wage, he might have set some alarm bells ringing among a cross section of employers. Read more.

Scotland: Iain Gray to Pledge 'Living Wage'

September 27, 2010 - SCOTTISH Labour leader Iain Gray will today announce "a living wage" for public sector workers north of the Borde r if they win power next May. Read more.

TUC - Living Wage is Key to Economic Recovery
News on News

September 17, 2010 - A new report published on Wednesday by the Fair Pay Network (FPN) and supported by the TUC, presents the business case for a living wage in the UK and says it is key to economic recovery. Read more.

UK: Living Wage Could Save Dying Economy
The Grapevine Magazine

September 16, 2010 - Approximately 5.3 million British workers aren’t earning enough to live according to a new report from the Fair Pay Network (FPN). Read more.

One in Five UK Workers Earning Less Than Living Wage, Says Report
Personnel Today

September 15, 2010 - The Government and employers have been urged to do more to address wage inequality after a report revealed that more than one in five UK employees earns less than a "living wage". Read more.

Labour’s Matt Launches Living Wage Campaign
Kilmarnock Standard

September 3, 2010 - LABOUR Holyrood hopeful Matt McLaughlin has launched a campaign for a Scottish living wage of £7.15 an hour. Read more.

Victoria, BC: Living Wage Protects Community's Future
Times Colonist

August 31, 2010 - The editorial on Esquimalt council's consideration of a living wage for employees and contractors was short-sighted (Aug. 28). Read more.

Victoria, BC: Why Esquimalt Needs a Living-Wage Policy
Times Colonist

August 31, 2010 - We all know that the cost of living on lower Vancouver Island is high, so high that it often drives young families out of our communities. Read more.

UCATT Welcomes Miliband's 'Living Wage'

August 24, 2010 - Construction union UCATT have welcomed an initiative by Labour leadership contender Ed Miliband to cut taxes paid by companies who guarantee paying a living wage to workers. Read more.

Miliband Tackles Low Pay with Tax Cuts Offer for 'Living Wages'
The Observer

August 22, 2010 - Miliband Tackles Low Pay with Tax Cuts Offer for 'Living Wages' Read more.

GUYANA: Workers Should Earn a Living Wage and Old Age Pensioners Should Enjoy Better Pensions
Stabroek News

August 21, 2010 - Workers Should Earn a Living Wage and Old Age Pensioners Should Enjoy Better Pensions Read more.

BANGLADESH: Retailers Must Play a Part in Wage Issue Says ETI

August 16, 2010 - The Ethical Trading Initiative has urged retailers sourcing from Bangladesh to "play their part" to make sure workers aren't the first to suffer when brands squeeze costs, cut prices within contract, reduce orders or make last-minute changes with little w Read more.

Amidst Soaring CEO Salaries, South African Workers Demand 'Living Wage'

August 16, 2010 - Thousands of public service workers turned out for a one day strike to demand higher salaries at a time when corporate CEOs and top government officials are enjoying skyrocketing pay packages. Read more.

NEW ZEALAND: Invest in Jobs and Wages, Not Beneficiary Bashing
Independent News Media

August 9, 2010 - Investment in real job creation and a living wage for everyone is what’s needed instead of hand-ringing about ‘long-term welfare dependency’ and trying to force people off benefits into scarce, low-paid work, the Green Party said today. Read more.

Back Bangladesh on Wages, Retailers Told
Daily Mail

August 8, 2010 - Campaigners against sweat shops have called on Britain’s biggest High Street retailers to support higher wages for factory workers in Bangladesh, after a week of violent clashes there. Read more.

CHINA - The Minimum Wage is About Human Dignity and Social Justice

August 3, 2010 - After Hong Kong’s legislature approves a Statutory Minimum Wage bill, trade unions and employer associations are engaged in a heated debate. Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese tells the various parties and public opinion that the heart of the matter is not econ Read more.

Bangladesh: Factory Workers are Entitled to Realistic Living Wage
Clean Clothes Campaign

July 29, 2010 - Garment-workers unions and labour-rights organisations have reacted with indignation and disappointment at the newly-proposed increase of minimum wage in Bangladesh' garment industry. Read more.

All London Underground cleaners get London Living Wage
BBC News

July 8, 2010 - All cleaners working on London Underground are now to be paid the so-called London Living Wage. Read more.

Tube Cleaners Win Fight for London Living Wage
Morning Star

July 6, 2010 - Tube union RMT said on Wednesday that it had secured a massive victory for low-paid workers as London Underground cleaners won their fight for the London living wage. Read more.

Demand Grows for 'Living Wage'
The Big Issue in Scotland

June 28, 2010 - Cuts will not stop efforts to end in-work poverty, say campaigners Read more.

Boris Johnson Announces 25p Increase in London 'Living Wage'
The Guardian

June 9, 2010 - Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today announced a 25p increase in the London "living wage", bringing to £7.85 the hourly rate that Londoners are judged to require to lift them out of poverty. Read more.

Campaign for Living Wage
Musings from Medway

June 2, 2010 - Leadership contender, Ed Miliband has launched his 'Living Wage' campaign to highlight why, when some of the leading company chief executives can make millions, there security guard or cleaner, doesn't get a living wage. Read more.

Victoria's Living Wage Rises Again
Victoria News

June 1, 2010 - A new study confirms this isn't an easy area to live in for people who don't rake in a ton of cash, not that the information is much surprise to residents. Read more.

B.C. City's Adoption of 'Living Wage' Just the Beginning: CCPA
Epoch Times

May 26, 2010 - A few weeks ago, a small city just east of Vancouver did something unprecedented in Canada—it enacted the country’s first living wage bylaw. Read more.

National Gallery Staff Walk Out Over 'Living Wage' Row
BBC News

May 13, 2010 - Staff at the National Gallery have staged a lunchtime walk-out to demand the £7.60 per hour London Living Wage. Read more.