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Tackling low pay in the charity sector: An action plan

 

 

 

 

 

The Living Wage Foundation has launched an action plan to tackle low pay in the charity sector, caused by government funding cuts.

In a report published last November, the Living Wage Foundation revealed that more than a quarter of charity workers are paid below the real living wage. Working with charities, umbrella bodies, trade unions and funders, the Living Wage Foundation has found that government funding cuts is one of the biggest barriers to paying the real living wage.

The action plan encourages funders to sign up to the Friendly Funders scheme and asks charities that pay the real living wage to publicly champion it, using the Living Wage badge in publicity materials.

Read more here.