United Kingdom -Living wage for cleaners -May 18, 2015

Unite reps wants all workers to be paid at least the Living Wage and persist for it.

Trade union Unite at many workplaces is increasingly using wage negotiations to persuade employers to ensure that no-one they employ earns below the established Living Wage (LW) rates of £9.15 per hour in London and £7.85 in the rest of the country. The persistence of Unite reps that wants all workers to be paid at least the Living Wage, which is the minimum income a worker needs to ensure their basic needs are met, has paid off for five cleaners in Doncaster where four sites, including pet food operators SARVAL, operate as part of the much larger SARIA group that has plants right across the world.

English: http://unitelive.org/living-wage-win-for-saria-cleaners/   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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