Featuring Neil Duncan-Jordan, Acting Chair of the Living Wage Dorset Campaign (http://livingwagedorset.org/about/)
The Living Wage is a voluntary or negotiated level of pay (currently £7.65 per hour (http://livingwagedorset.org/2013/11/04/new-living-wage-rate-announced-up-by-20p-to-7-65-an-hour/)) which provides a starting point for a decent standard of living for all workers. More than a quarter of employees in Dorset earn below this level, and very few UK employers currently use it as a benchmark. As a result, taxpayers effectively subsidise many businesses with tax credits and housing benefit for their lower paid workers.
Neil will present the case for a Living Wage in Dorset (http://livingwagedorset.org/about/), and will explain how employers, workers and taxpayers would all benefit from its implementation. The Living Wage Campaign (http://livingwagedorset.org/about/) is backed by all major political parties, the TUC, many charities and several large employers.
“Join us to discover the benefits of a Living Wage for Dorset”
Free entry (donations appreciated). Everyone welcome!
(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed from Gervis Road, which is better lit and has roadside parking).
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