Social Care Campaign

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4287
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

While 11 London boroughs are accredited Living Wage employers, very few of their social care workers are yet paid the London Living Wage. Do you support Citizens UK's Social Care Campaign, as some of these councils do? If not, why not? If so, what have you done and/or plan to do about it?

Answer

Answer for Social Care Campaign

Answer for Social Care Campaign

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support efforts to encourage dialogue between employers and staff to achieve Living Wage status. The social care sector makes an invaluable contribution to the well-being of Londoners and it is right that workers in this sector should be adequately rewarded for their tireless efforts. I will continue to lobby employers to voluntarily pay the London Living Wage.