A Just Capital identified action needed for Edinburgh’s employers, Trades Unions, social enterprises, and public sector bodies to come together in a new collective to make Edinburgh a Living Wage City with a shared commitment to the actions needed to at least double the number of living wage accredited employers in Edinburgh over the next three years.

Three Living Wage Week articles support this call.

In Commissioner Sandy MacDonald’s blog for Cyrenians on 10 November he reflects on his hope that by working together across sectors fair work can become an effective pathway out of poverty for all our citizens. You can read Sandy’s blog here: https://cyrenians.scot/blog/159-living-wage-week

On the 13 November Council Leader Adam McVey and Depute Leader and Edinburgh Poverty Commissioner Cammy Day confirm Edinburgh’s ambition to gain Living Wage City status to help to eradicate poverty from our city within the next 10 years. Their full article can be found here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13033/making-edinburgh-a-living-wage-city

In the Edinburgh Evening News on 16 November Ian Swanson’s article looks at enlisting private companies to help promote better pay across the Capital. Follow this link to the full article: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/edinburgh-aims-win-living-wage-city-status-3036456