Boris Johnson has announced a slight rise in the level of the London Living Wage, which increases by 15p to £7.60 per hour. The Living Wage is paid to all employees of the Greater London Authority, the increase will also be paid to all staff employed under new contractor contracts such as caterers, security guards and cleaners.
Just four of the capital’s 33 local authorities have incorporated the London Living Wage into their procurement policies according to responses to FOI requests made by the Green Party. Currently set at £7.45 per hour, the London Living Wage is higher than the legal national minimum wage and is calculated by the Greater London Authority to reflect the true minimum income workers in the capital need to earn to remain above the poverty level.
The RMT has announced members working as cleaners and maintenance staff on the London Underground are to stage two strikes over pay.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed that all Greater London Authority employees and those working for new GLA contractors are to paid the new London Living Wage of £7.45 per hour.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has called on the Government to bring in ‘tough new equality legislation’ to help better protect the rights of women in the workplace and warned that failure to do so would ‘have a serious impact on London’s future economic