Stop Poverty October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In 2017 the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) calls to Stop Poverty! Tackling poverty is about ensuring we can all participate in society. To not do so, is a violation of human rights and all people and our political institutions have a duty…
Waspi women sing in New Square Waspi (Women Against State Pension Inequality) women were singing in Chesterfield New Square. Thanks to Wendy Bell, David Eccles and yours truly from Chesterfield Unite Community for the words: When I get older, dyeing my hair Not so long from now. Will you still be bailing out your…
This issue of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Center’s Summer Solidarity Bulletin 2016 focuses on the wrongdoings committed in broad daylight throughout the county by the agencies Best Connection and Transline. Read the full quarterly newsletter here!
Brussels, 28 June 2016 – The outcome of the UK referendum should be a definitive wake up call for the European Union, Member States and for all those who wish to see progressive social change across Europe.
The Seminar “What Future for Social Europe?” on the impact of the UK Referendum on Poverty and Social Exclusion
EAPN UK and the Poverty Alliance will organise a seminar to discuss the future of social policies at EU level and the impact of a UK referendum on the fight against poverty. The event will focus on whether the goals of poverty reduction and social justice are best served with the UK remaining part of…
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The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | Congratulations to Scotland’s first accredited Living Wage hotel
08/01/2016 – Shetland’s Scalloway has become the first hotel in Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage employer. The hotel which is based 6 miles from Lerwick employs eighteen staff, all which received a pay increase as a result of becoming accredited.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | Organisations across Scotland say “paying the Living Wage is good for business!”
19/11/2015 – Eighteen months into the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative, employers across Scotland are reporting the business benefits of paying the Living Wage, including dramatic improvements in staff retention and absence rates, and increased productivity.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | Edinburgh Restaurant Becomes First to Serve Up the Living Wage
06/11/2015 – The Mussel & Steak Bar based in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket has become Scotland’s first Living Wage accredited restaurant. The family run restaurant specializes in surf and turf, and currently employs 24 staff. By becoming an accredited Living Wage employer, the Mussel & Steak Bar has committed to paying their staff £8.25 per hour – the new rate announced on Monday 2 November.
Living Wage Week 2015 will be begin this coming Monday 02/11 with the announcement of the new Living Wage rate. The week is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and of those employers paying the Living Wage. It is coordinated by the Living Wage Foundation across the UK and by the Poverty Alliance in Scotland.