Lanarkshire Living Wage
The Lanarkshire Living Wage Campaign was formally launched at the end of October. Over 30 people came along to hear from local Living Wage Employers as well as members of the campaign group. Lots of local priorities were identified and this will inform the direction of the campaign in the coming months.
Regular planning meetings have been planned. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with Stephen Smellie at UNISON/South Lanarkshire Council or find the group on Facebook here.
The Lanarkshire Forum for Social and Economic Justice exists to promote and campaign for social and economic justice for people in Lanarkshire. They believe that all people, regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or abilities are entitled to live with dignity, security and the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives within a healthy and sustainable environment.
Supporting organisations include faith groups, community organisations, trade unions and voluntary sector advice services.
As part of our work with this group we took part in an international discussion on the Living Wage and in-work poverty, with fellow Living Wage campaigners in New Zealand and Canada. We hope to repeat this event in 2015. You can watch the first discussion here.