UK: Ikea commits to paying living wage to workers following campaign

Author: Rupert Jones, Guardian (UK), Published on: 20 July 2015

"Ikea adopts the living wage for UK staff in 'massive breakthrough'", 20 Jul 2015

Campaigners challenging big businesses over low pay have received a major boost after Ikea became the first large national retailer to commit to paying its UK staff the living wage.  The announcement that the home furnishing retailer will pay its staff a minimum of £9.15 an hour in London and £7.85 across the rest of the UK from April next year was described as a “massive breakthrough” by the living wage campaign. It will mean a pay rise for more than 4,500 staff...[Refers to British Gas, Burberry (part of GUS), Nationwide, Nestle, Next, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco]

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Related companies: British Gas (part of Centrica) Burberry Centrica IKEA Nationwide Building Society Nestlé Next Ocado Sainsbury's Tesco