London Living Wage (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2465
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to question 2015/1931, you outlined that "there are no plans to change this approach and make London Living Wage accreditation a requirement for any organisations in receipt of capital funding from the GLA or TfL". How is this position tenable given that both the GLA and TfL are living wage accredited employers?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage (1)

Answer for London Living Wage (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In signing up to become Living Wage Accredited Employers, the GLA and TfL have committed to paying the London Living Wage to all of their directly employed staff and any subcontracted staff who work wholly or mainly at their respective sites.  I am encouraging all employers in London to sign up to become accredited London Living Wage employers; however I believe paying the London Living Wage should remain voluntary.