5 Nov 2018

In this blog, Bethan Harvey, Projects and Events Administrator for Cynnal Cymru, outlines the importance of the Living Wage Foundation and how Cynnal will be celebrating Living Wage Week.

living wage group

The Living Wage Foundation was established in 2005 as a result of four years of community organising and protesting by community group London Citizens. The Foundation was established to separate the formalities of the accreditation process from its community grass roots but the spirit of the initial movement still remains - one of social justice and fair pay for all.

Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales became the accrediting body in 2016 and since their time in the role have doubled the amount of accredited organisations in Wales which include anchor organisations such as the Welsh Government and National Assembly, Cardiff Council, Cardiff University and 160 others with work continuing to target high-profile and symbolic institutions in the fight for fair pay and to implore others to follow suit. Visions of a better future for Wales' workers includes that of the Living Wage being extended to whole cities and economies and along every stage of supply chains.

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