Living Wage

The goal of our Living Wage campaign was to increase the number of MK employers who have Living Wage accreditation to 50 by the end of 2017, MK’s 50th anniversary.

By the end of December 2017, there were 48 MK employers who had achieved accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.    Approximately 1,500 MK employees have received a pay rise as a result of our Living Wage campaign.

See what MK employers say about the Living Wage in this  short film about the ’50’ campaign.

See table of MK’s Top 50 fair pay employers.

To find out how our voluntary ‘real’ Living Wage differs from the Government’s  ‘national living wage’, see this.

Our campaign team has been led by Debbie Wilson and Sheila Bacon (MK Quaker Meeting) and includes Ann Smith (St. Augustine’s Catholic Church), Suresh Nesaratnam (Open University) and Mubina Chakera (MK Muslim Association).  At the end of December 2017, this campaign team retired from regular activity.

For more information about Living Wage in MK, contact Suresh Nesaratnam, tel 01908 652526.  For more on the Living Wage nationally, contact Emma Kosmin at the Living Wage Foundation.

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