Celtic ‘Living Wage’ Poll

Living Wage

There has been a resolution tabled by The Celtic Trust that “The board take steps to make Celtic a Living Wage employer”. The resolution will be voted on at the upcoming AGM. TCN would like to take this opportunity to gauge our members and other Celtic fans opinion on this matter. It has been estimated that paying a living wage would cost Celtic £120,000 pa.

Before you vote please read the following; (originally published by BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20204594 )

What is the difference between the living wage and the national minimum wage?

The living wage is an informal benchmark, not a legally enforceable minimum level of pay, like the national minimum wage.

The national minimum wage is set by the chancellor of the exchequer each year on the advice of the Low Pay Commission. It is enforced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The living wage is currently calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, while the London living wage has been calculated by the GLA since 2005.

The basic idea is that these are the minimum pay rates needed to let workers lead a decent life.

How much is it, exactly?

The living wage is now set at £8.55 an hour in London and £7.45 an hour in the rest of the UK.

By comparison, the national minimum wage is significantly lower. From 1st October, 2013 the national minimum wage will be £6.31 an hour for adults, and £5.03 for those aged 18 to 21.

Please feel free to also give us your opinions in the comments section.

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13 thoughts on “Celtic ‘Living Wage’ Poll

  1. I think Celtic should be all over initiatives like these, it’s what we’re (supposed to be) all about. I’d like to think the powers that be would be all for it.

    1. Like many Ive worked minimum wage jobs for my fair share of working life, and ive managed to survive on it, a wage rise should only be justified when the quality of work merits it, plus they arent breaching any workers right law

      1. True but surely the base starting rate should allow people to afford to live with less stress. Look what has happened to Energy prices. People should be able to afford basic needs like food, energy and water (in England). The living wage won’t make anyone rich.

        1. I agree that the national minimum wage should be higher, because even with me being just over the min wage, (about £7.02) and working a 37.5hour week me and my fiance (currently on maternity pay) are struggling with bills and with a newborn its difficult to afford any form of luxury, that being said I do feel this is a governmental concern rather than plc as in they’re eyes a wage rise is probably filed in priorities of “not necessary”

          I sincerely hope that a change in legislation is forthcoming thought as it would help myself aswell as million others but In my opinion plc aren’t going to be driving force or indeed the catalyst of change

      2. Do you really think it’s much to ask to pay people a living wage ? Doesn’t apply to the ones who make decisions of course. Shamefull

  2. Of course Celtic should pay the living wage , it’s the right thing to do. All companies should.

  3. Yes every one employed by a financially stable Celtic should be on ‘the living wage! it would also be interesting to see how our highly paid 20 hours a week players would vote! I,m sure they would approve! even if it meant a wee bit less bonus winnings!

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