UK: Backed by investor coalition, JustPay! campaign calls on FTSE 100 companies to adopt a living wage

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1 May 2011

[DOC] 'Living wage' campaign backed by investors worth £13bn [UK]

Author: FairPensions [UK]

Investors…are issuing a call to FTSE 100 companies to adopt Living Wage standards across their UK operations. The broad investor coalition…co-ordinated by FairPensions is writing jointly signed letters to the CEO’s of each FTSE 100 company asking for Living Wage standards to be applied. With over 3.5 million workers in The United Kingdom earning under £7 an hour and 53% of poor children living in households with at least one working adult, the attention of shareholder activists is turning to the plight of those at the bottom of the salary scale…As well as investors, thousands of individuals are set to mobilise their money for Living Wages...people will call on companies who manage their money…to become Living Wage employers. [refers to Arriva, Barclays, Capita, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland]

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16 May 2011

JustPay! Living wages Campaign [UK]

Author: FairPensions

When you pop into your local bank branch, do you know how much the cashier is getting paid? What about the security guard or the cleaner? Together we hold billions of pounds through our bank accounts, ISAs, pensions, and even insurance policies. This gives us the power to positively influence some of the biggest companies in the world. Activating the power of our organised money to call for Living Wages will literally change lives, lifting families out of working poverty. If you’re a customer of any of the following large finance companies, take action now to ask them to become a Living Wage employer... [refers to Admiral Group, Admiral Insurance (part of Admiral Group), Aviva, AXA UK Life (part of Resolution), Bank of Scotland (HBOS) (part of Lloyds), Barclays, Bell Car Insurance (part of Admiral Group), BUPA Life (part of Resolution), Cheltenham & Gloucester (part of Lloyds), Churchill (Part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Clerical Medical (part of Lloyds), Diamond Car Insurance (part of Admiral Group), Direct Line (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Friends Provident (part of Resolution), Green Flag (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Halifax (part of Lloyds), HSBC, Legal & General, Lloyds, M&G Investments (part of Prudential), More Tha>n (part of RSA Insurance), Natwest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Norwich Union (part of Aviva), Old Mutual, Skandia (part of Old Mutual), Privilege (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Prudential, RAC (part of Aviva), Resolution, Royal Bank of Scotland, RSA Insurance, Scottish Widows (part of Lloyds), Ulster Bank (part of Royal Bank of Scotland) Woolwich (part of Barclays)]

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