9 July 2011

Have you sent an email to your bank about the living wage? The campaign for just pay has an easy click facility for this.

If you have a blog or use twitter or facebook, perhaps you’d think about publicising the campaign to encourage initially companies in the FTSE 100 to pay the living wage.

If you’re a member of a political organisation in Cornwall, perhaps you’d ask it to support the campaign. It would be excellent to see many groups in Cornwall explicitly support the living wage which I have described in an earlier post as the pro-Cornish wage.

Early day motion (EDM) 2023 of 4 July 2011 in the Commons calls for a living wage. So far only Andrew George among Cornwall’s MPs has signed it. If you live in one of the other Cornwall constituencies, you might like to ask your MP to sign too. (If you live outside Cornwall, have a look and see if your MP has signed. If not, perhaps ask him or her to.)

Of course an EDM carries no power but government and opposition parties notice when very many MPs sign one – and so will companies. It will also give a morale boost to the campaign and encourage Cornwall employers to move to a living wage.

Earlier posts

Progress to a living wage 29 June 2011
A living wage for Cornwall 17 May 2011
The pro-Cornish wage 31 August 2010