this week's SchNEWS and copy one item below re a Living Wage. Greens have long campaigned for a Living Wage - Brighton have just adopted one following Greens gaining power there. Surely Her Majesty should be leading by example?
POOR'S PAY REIGNED IN
There were muted celebrations from cleaners at Buckingham Palace last week as they won a pay rise from £6.45 to the princely sum of £7.50 per hour - still short of the London Living Wage of £8.30 they had been campaigning for.
Sadly Her Majesty's altruism has its limits. On the day the pay rise was announced, hospitality contractor 'Off To Work' was offering shifts for a 'wonderful team' to work at Windsor Castle for £6.81 per hour. Part of Off To Work's 'company vision' is that people 'should feel like kings for one small moment' - presumably it wasn't referring to its staff.