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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 11th Nov 19, 10:39 AM
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    Hundreds of thousands to get pay rise as 'real living wage' increases - MSE News
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    • 11th Nov 19, 10:39 AM
    Hundreds of thousands to get pay rise as 'real living wage' increases - MSE News 11th Nov 19 at 10:39 AM
    More than 210,000 workers are set to receive a pay rise after an increase to the 'real living wage' was announced...
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    'Hundreds of thousands to get pay rise as 'real living wage' increases'

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    • cjv
    • By cjv 11th Nov 19, 11:55 AM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 11:55 AM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 11:55 AM
    The news story is incorrect.

    My company is living wage accredited but does not pay the real living wage to all employees.

    Instead it is committed to paying it by the end of 2020, or offering the "option" for its clients to pay the real living wage.

    This is different to all employees being paid the new rate within 6 months as your story states.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th Nov 19, 12:01 PM
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    • #3
    • 11th Nov 19, 12:01 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 12:01 PM
    Clickbait.

    Few companies pay living wage as declared on a short list of employers that do. Many of those that do say they pay it will put it up "next time", not "now".

    It's a few people for whom a change might happen.... and irrelevant to "most people".
    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 11th Nov 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 12:03 PM
    Hiya,

    All Living Wage employers have to pay the Living Wage to their directly employed staff https://www.livingwage.org.uk/become-a-living-wage-employer and they have six months to implement it. https://twitter.com/LucyJLBannister/status/1193798875536076806
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    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 11th Nov 19, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 12:52 PM
    Try working for the NHS - no actual pay rise for many years - Infact any uplifts in the last many years haven’t even been in line with inflation
    • cjv
    • By cjv 11th Nov 19, 5:17 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 5:17 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 5:17 PM
    That's not true, I am directly employed by a real living wage accredited employer and am not paid the real living wage. See here:



    https://www.securitas.uk.com/News/press-releases/living-wage/
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 11th Nov 19, 7:37 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 7:37 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 7:37 PM
    That's not true, I am directly employed by a real living wage accredited employer and am not paid the real living wage. See here:



    https://www.securitas.uk.com/News/press-releases/living-wage/
    Originally posted by cjv
    what are you paid?
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
    • cjv
    • By cjv 11th Nov 19, 10:39 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 10:39 PM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 10:39 PM
    Less than £9, which is the current real living wage outside London.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 12th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 12th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
    Less than £9, which is the current real living wage outside London.
    Originally posted by cjv
    and you live in London?
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 12th Nov 19, 10:28 AM
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    Try working for the NHS - no actual pay rise for many years - Infact any uplifts in the last many years haven’t even been in line with inflation
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble


    There is a restructured progressions strategy, and the removal of Band 1, so for many of the lowest paid there was significant increases.
    • Mr Mann
    • By Mr Mann 12th Nov 19, 8:19 PM
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    Could you live on £2.87 / hour
    What about those who can't work through poor health. Contribution based ESA (Support Group - for those who are unwell) has been frozen since 2014 at a maximum of £115.10 per week and wont be unfrozen for several more years despite us being told austerity has ended. For a 40 hour weeks that's £2.87 per hour. How can anyone live on that and maintain a property, run a car, pay council tax, feed themselves and pay bills. MP's would spend more than this on a meal in a restaurant. I urge you to think about this when voting next month as illness can strike anyone at anytime.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 12th Nov 19, 9:10 PM
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    No guarantees someone on £10.70 is any happier then someone on £8.21.

    I wish they would sort employment contracts before they do anything else.

    I know the £10.70'er took over from someone lasting 3 months and last person before that 12 months in role at best.
    Rich if I ever meet the right employer
    • groovygraham
    • By groovygraham 13th Nov 19, 10:17 PM
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    Well sadly as wage rises kick in, All of a sudden my working hours are cut.
    I am far worse off than I have been in the last 5 years.
    Company greed at its worst.
    The shop I work for has very solid and respectable sales each week but they seem to think that staff can manage off unreliable and constantly cut hours.
    I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position.
    • Illbedamned
    • By Illbedamned 13th Nov 19, 10:20 PM
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    No guarantees someone on £10.70 is any happier then someone on £8.21.

    I wish they would sort employment contracts before they do anything else.

    I know the £10.70'er took over from someone lasting 3 months and last person before that 12 months in role at best.
    Originally posted by keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    Ooh i dont know....

    ...i'd be quite happy on £10.70 p/h!
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 14th Nov 19, 2:50 PM
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    Try working for the NHS - no actual pay rise for many years - Infact any uplifts in the last many years haven’t even been in line with inflation
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble
    How many years is many? I worked for the NHS in the laboratories and seem to remember getting a pay rise every year.

    My “many years” may be longer than yours
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