MK LEADERS LAUNCH LW VISION
Business, civic and faith leaders have launched a vision of Milton Keynes as a Living Wage City. Following an announcement of the new national Living Wage, £7.85 per hour compared with the Minimum Wage of £6.50, Council Leader Peter Marland said: “It’s only right that every worker gets a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work. MK should become the first Living Wage city.”
At an event organised by Citizens:mk and hosted by KPMG, an audience of 50 guests from private, public and voluntary sectors heard first-hand accounts from workers about the impact that the Living Wage has had on their lives.
After an action wallk to visit employers, a group of Living Wage supporters, including the Mayor of Milton Keynes, gathered outside the City Church for a celebration photo. The Bishop of Buckingham, one of several faith leaders present, said: “It is good to see people turning out to raise awareness of social inequality and do something about it.”