Women more likely to be paid below the real Living Wage
Recent research from Living Wage Foundation has discovered that women are more likely to be paid less than the real Living Wage. One reason for this is that 13 percent of women are on zero-hours contracts compared to 9 percent of men.
There are concerns that this is causing women to struggle more with the cost-of-living crisis than men. To heighten this worry 27 percent of women stated they are not paid when their shifts are cancelled, compared to 17 percent of men.
Currently, the real Living Wage is £10.90 in the UK. London is slightly higher at £11.95. There are over 12,000 businesses across the UK that voluntarily pay for this. Some of these include – LUSH, Burberry and Aviva.
Over 450,000 workers get a pay rise every year because of their commitment to always pay staff at least the real Living Wage.