It has been a month since Living Wage Week 2023 came to an end. We would like to take a moment to reflect on the week’s successes and express our gratitude to everyone who participated this year.
The launch event was a highlight of the week, with speakers from Tiny Rebel, Citizens Cymru, Cardiff University Business School, and Hannah Blythyn, the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership.
We appreciate the support shown for the Living Wage movement in Wales and would like to thank Coaltown Coffee, UWTSD (University of Wales Trinity Saint David), and Tiny Rebel for sharing their experiences and perspectives. Their contributions provided valuable insights into the practical implementation of the Living Wage and showcased the positive impact the Living Wage can have for businesses, both large and small, and the impact they can have on the community through fair wage practices.
Another highlight was the opportunity to meet accredited Living Wage Employers from across Wales. We felt that Living Wage Week was a success and fostered connections, encouraged collaboration, and celebrated the collective effort to ensure fair compensation for workers.
As the week progressed, it became clear that the commitment to the Living Wage movement in Wales is still gaining momentum. In the current cost of living crisis, ensuring that workers receive a liveable wage has never been more important. The collective energy generated by the events suggests a promising future, with a growing network of employers dedicated to the principles of fairness and social responsibility.