New living wage rates announced as part of living wage week

The start of last London Rateweek brought the announcement of the revised rate for the London Living Wage (LLW) in 2016. From next April the minimum hourly rate for employers paying LLW as a basic hourly rate will rise from the current £9.15 to £9.40. 

In other words hundreds of workers on outsourced Camden Council contracts with employers such as Amey, Caterlink and NSL should see their pay increase by at least 25 pence an hour from next April.

Towards the end of the week Labour MP Kate Green, who is the Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities, paid a visit to Camden in order to learn about the successful campaign to secure LLW for the women working on the Caterlink contract for school meals. The Shadow Minister was suitably impressed and wrote a piece for the New Statesman website.  You can find it here

Meanwhile, the branch continues to support the fight to achieve the LLW for residential care workers employed by Shaw Healthcare at the Maitland Park and Wellesley Road facilities.

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