Living Wage Week 2017 took place from 5 to 11 November this year. Events took place around the region and UNISON uses the week as an opportunity to celebrate where the Living Wage is paid and focus our campaigning work on increasing the number of accredited Living Wage employers.
As part of the week’s festivities, Brighton and Hove Unitary UNISON branch pledged £5,000 from UNISON’s General Political Fund to support the city’s Living Wage campaign.
Since the camapign was launched six years ago, it has seen more than 350 employers sign up and become accredited Living Wage employers. To become accredited, employers must guarantee to pay the Living Wage Foundation’s Real Living Wage to their staff. Currentley this stands at £8.75 per hour outside of London, £10.20 in London.
Festivities in Brighton and Hove were marked in the city by an event at the i360 – an accredited Living Wage employer.