Sheffield Living Wage Petition
Sheffield City Council announced at their full Council meeting in November 2012 that they will be paying the ‘LIVING WAGE’ to all of their lowest paid staff in 2013. The living wage is £7.45 per hour (April 2013). The GMB have campaigned for the living wage and welcome this decision but the vast majority of low paid public sector workers have already transferred out of the Council to the Council’s private sector and 3rd sector partners. The Council has agreed to pressure these partners to pay the living wage but very few have agreed. The GMB will campaign for the living wage where any public sector funded contract exists and we will name and shame those who do not agree and commend those who do. Please help us by signing this petition to ask the Council to come up with a plan of action to spread the living wage in Sheffield.