The Living Wage Coalition has released the results of their research, calculating that a wage of $18.40 is needed for workers and their families to have a decent life and participate in society. About 40% of workers currently earn less. The pressure is now on bosses of businesses and public bodies to pay the living wage or explain why they deserve a decent life but their workers don’t.
Businesses and organisation that adopt the living wage will deserve plaudits and our custom. The others won’t. I wonder if consideration has been given to an accreditation system, so that companies paying the living wage can display a badge on their products to let us know.