BCitizens campaign for ‘The Living Wage’!
BCitizens and Hackney Citizens unite to campaign for ‘The Living Wage’!
BSix students, Veronika Limanovica and Emmanuel Onapa, studying A-level Politics, History and English and BTEC Business Level 3 respectively, gave a speech for Living Wage Week in front of 40 business leaders at Hackney Town Hall on Friday 9th November. Several employers have now made plans to encourage Hackney employers to pay the London Living Wage, with many of them personally thanking the students for their speech.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources at Hackney Council, praised the students’ speeches and encourage them to get more involved in politics.
Sara Johnson, Programme Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, said, “Young people have an important role in shaping our future. I’m thankful to Emmanuel, Veronika and BSix College. Hearing them speak so powerfully on how a real Living Wage is important, especially for young people and women, reminded us all what the Living Wage movement is all about.”
Froi Legaspi, Community Organiser at Citizens UK Hackney, said, “I was impressed by working with Veronika and Emmanuel, taking them through our speech-making workshop. Motivating employers to take a lead in the campaign will make a real difference to the issue of in-work poverty and low pay.”