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Chance for Cambridge employers to step up on Living Wage

Ed Miliband’s offer to help employers to meet the cost of paying the living wage is the chance for Cambridge employers to make Cambridge a Living Wage City, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Mr Zeichner will attend the speech tomorrow when the Labour Leader marks Living Wage week by offering a tax-break to employers who become accredited Living Wage employers.

Addressing students at King’s College ten days ago, Mr Zeichner re-iterated his call for major Cambridge employers in particular such as the universities and Microsoft to step-up to the challenge:

“Over the last few years we’ve had some success - we’ve persuaded both the City Council and some colleges to commit to paying a Living Wage, but even now we find that the Lib Dem City Council is failing to pay out-sourced staff the Living Wage. The same is true of most colleges in the University and out-sourced staff at Anglia Ruskin University, while the Conservative led County Council has almost a thousand below the living wage. The private sector is arguably worse, with super-rich Microsoft continuing to use state support to subsidise low pay. Ed Miliband’s announcement tomorrow will put the issue at the heart of Labour’s election campaign, and in Cambridge I want us to be ambitious and transform Cambridge into a Living Wage City."

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