GMB welcome increase in London and UK Living Wage
GMB WELCOME INCREASE OF LONDON LIVING WAGE TO £10.75 PER HOUR AND UK LIVING WAGE TO £9.30 PER HOUR AND CALL ON EMPLOYERS TO START PAYING IT
If employers don’t start paying the London Living Wage they will face staff shortages as workers, especially younger people, are priced out of housing market, says GMB London
GMB have welcomed the news that the ‘Real Living Wage’ has risen to £10.75 per hour in London and £9.30 for the rest of the UK.
The figure, independently calculated by the Living Wage Foundation and announced today (November 11) is based on what people need to live in London, and has risen by 20p from £10.55 per hour.
In East of England the real living wage is £9.30 per hour, an increase of 30p from £9.
GMB have called on all employers in London to pay the voluntary London Living Wage which is now £2.54 per hour higher than the government minimum wage (for over 25s) of £8.21 per hour, with the UK Living Wage now £1.09 per hour higher.