Established in January 2022, the Living Wage Steering Group for Mid & West Wales is working to increase the number of workers paid the real Living Wage across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Powys, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
The Steering Group has submitted an action plan to the Living Wage Foundation to be officially recognised as Wales’ first Living Wage Region, following the success of Cardiff as a Living Wage City and the blueprint of Manchester as a Living Wage City-Region.
Members of the group include Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales, Burns Pet Nutrition, University of Wales Trinity St David, West Wales Holiday Cottages, Simon Wright (Wright’s Food Emporium), TeTrimTeas and Citizens Advice Swansea. If you are interested in joining the steering group, please do let us know.
In June 2022, we launched the Mid & West Wales regional partnership with the aim of ensuring all workers across the six local authorities in Mid and West Wales earn a wage which provides workers and their families with a decent standard of living.
Please join us for lunch at John Burns Centre on Tuesday 15 November to celebrate committed employers in the region and to understand more about what’s next for Making Mid & West Wales a Living Wage Region.
The agenda includes:
- Welcome from Dafydd Llywelyn, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys
- Progress on the action plan and the key focus areas for increasing wages in the region (including the food system, tourism, retail and hospitality, and public bodies)
- Interviews with employers and employees from the region about the difference that the real Living Wage makes to their lives and organisations
- Opportunity for all attendees to ask questions and share opportunities and challenges following the new Living Wage rate of £10.90 being announced on 22 September 2022
To sign up, please follow the link below: