On Saturday 26 April Swindon Equality Group will be urging shoppers at the Brunel Arcade to join the campaign for the Living Wage and greater income equality both locally and nationally.
Currently employers can opt in and pay workers the annually calculated Living Wage, which in 2013 was £1.34 more than the hourly minimum wage. Swindon Equality Group hope to persuade Swindon Council to commit to the scheme and pay their lowest earners the higher rate.
The group wants to raise awareness of the campaign and the benefits to both employers and their staff of paying more than just the minimum. They are also encouraging people to challenge electoral candidates before the 22 May elections about how they will make Swindon a less unequal place to live and work.
To join the Swindon group contact email@example.com
• The campaign began in London’s East End in 2001 by parents exhausted by holding down more than one minimum wage job to make ends meet. Find out more at equalitytrust.org.uk