Working together for better Milton Keynes

Citizens:mk is a developing alliance of community groups – churches, mosques, schools, unions and community associations – working together for a better Milton Keynes

citizens:mk is supported and funded by

and part of the national network for community organising

HOW WE MOVE FROM ISSUES TO GOALS...AND ACTION

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DIARY DATES

Delegates Assembly, Wednesday 11th February 2015, 6.15-7.45pm - to hear presenations of draft campaign goals for alliance to approve for action, The Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone Church, MK9 2ES.
Accountability Assembly, Thursday 30th April 2015, 6.15-7.45pm - to gain public commitment to our campaign goals from power holders, Main Worship Area, Christ the Cornerstone Church, MK9 2ES.

MK LEADERS LAUNCH LIVING WAGE VISION

At an event organised by Citizens:mk and hosted by KPMG during Living Wage Week last month, an audience of 50 guests from government, business and voluntary groups, heard Council Leader Peter Marland say: “MK should become the first Living Wage city.”

KPMG's Mike Kelly said: “MK could become the UK's first Living Wage city...a zone in which at least 75% of employees are paid the Living Wage, at least 75% of employers are Accredited Living Wage employers and at least 75% of the commercial space is covered by such agreements."

After the event, Living Wage supporters went on a short action walk to thank and give cookies to employers on Silbury Boulevard who have responded to a recent Living Wage Survey.

After the action walk, a large group of Living Wage supporters, including the Mayor of Milton Keynes, gathered outside the City Church for a celebration photo (above). The Bishop of Buckingham said: “It is good to see people turning out to raise awareness of social inequality and do something about it.”

See MK News story.

Hats off to new Living Wage, 4.11.14
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Living Wage Label Action At M&S

Six members of our Living Wage campaign team took action at Marks & Spencer by replacing some price labels with green lookalike Living Wage labels (showing LW pay rates £7.85ph and £9.15 in London). "We wanted Christmas shoppers to know that M&S don't pay all their staff the Living Wage," said campaign leader Debbie Wilson (pictured next to her Living Wage label on the shortbread shelf). After the action, Sheila Bacon said: "I'd like to do it again."