Living Wage Week 2021 in Wales: 15 – 21 November 2021

Living Wage Week takes place from the 15 - 21 November and is an exciting opportunity to find out more about the Living Wage, celebrate the employer network and plan for the year ahead.

Here is our timetable of events for the week. We we will be in touch with further information and anything you might need to attend shortly but you can still get signed up and your social media scheduled!

You can also find out how you can help grow the movement in Wales during Living Wage Week and beyond!

Wales Launch Event

Monday 15th November – 08:30-09:30am

Join us virtually for our annual national launch event in Wales. We hope to see you there to share in the year’s successes and celebrate the wonderful Living Wage Employer network throughout Wales.

We’ll be releasing a detailed agenda shortly but it will include The First Minister of Wales Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS announcing the new rate, employer and employee stories, a focus on public bodies and accreditation and much much more!

Register your place.


West Wales Launch Event

Monday 15th November – 11:00am-12:00am

Join hosts Burns Pet Nutrition as they welcome back accredited employers in West Wales for their regional launch of the week’s celebrations.

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UK-wide Event: The Living Wage, What is it and why does it matter?

Monday 15th November- 4:00pm -5:00pm

This webinar is for employers from any sector who want to learn more about the real Living Wage. We will be covering how the rates are calculated, how accreditation works, and what it could mean for your organisation, your staff and your local community. 

We will be welcoming a diverse panel of speakers from across the private, public and third sectors, alongside representatives from the TUC and the Resolution Foundation, to bust some myths about the Living Wage, provide you with a space to ask questions, and to support you on your journey towards becoming part of the Living Wage movement.

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Social Media Focus: Cardiff Hospitality

Tuesday November 16th All day

In 2019, Cardiff began its journey to make it a Living Wage City. Our day of social media posts under this focus, will cover progress towards the Cardiff goals and look at the benefits and challenges of living wage accreditation to businesses, employees and the local economy.

With increasing momentum in hospitality accreditations in Cardiff, we will hear more from employers about the reasons for accrediting and how supporting living wages and fair work in the Cardiff hospitality industry will be a priority as Cardiff looks forward to the next phase of its Living Wage City journey.

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Social Value Portal Conference

Wednesday November 17th 11:15-12:30

Cynnal Cymru and representatives from Cardiff Council and Cardiff University will be hosting a workshop on The Living Wage and Fair Work in Wales as part of the Social Value Portal Conference Wales.

The event is supported by the National Social Value Taskforce in Wales, including members of the Welsh Government, the WLGA and the Well-being & Future Generations Office. This year’s theme will be “Leading the Movement”, encouraging businesses and communities across Wales to lead the way in the delivery of Social Value in Wales

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