John Lewis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2425
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you approach John Lewis as part of your living wage employers campaign and encourage them to ensure their subcontracted cleaners are paid the London Living Wage. Their trade union is currently campaigning for a living wage having seen off proposals to cut jobs and hours?

Answer

Answer for John Lewis

Answer for John Lewis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have made a manifesto commitment to 'work constructively with the private sector to increase to 250 the number of companies offering the London Living Wage'. I am working in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation to achieve this. As part of this I will be encouraging London employers from all economic sectors to consider paying the London Living Wage.