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


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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.


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."