New York Fast Food workers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3057
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

New York has approved a pay rise Fast Food workers to $15 an hour. What steps have you taken to sign up fast food restaurants in London to pay the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for New York Fast Food workers

Answer for New York Fast Food workers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am working closely with the Living Wage Foundation which is identifying target companies, including fast food restaurants, for me to write to where I can add most value in encouraging them to become Living Wage accredited.

My former Deputy Mayor for Business, Kit Malthouse, lobbied several food companies on this issue. He addressed the annual meeting of McDonald's London franchisees in 2014 and made a strong case for them to pay the LLW.

| gave a keynote speech to 700 leaders of the UK hospitality and tourism industries at the British Hospitality Association Summit in London on 30th June and urged them to continue to commit to the paying the London Living Wage.