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Ilford MPs hold living wage breakfast for borough’s businesses

PUBLISHED: 13:31 08 November 2016

Ilford South MP Wes Streeting holding a meeting with Redbridge Citizens trying to persuade more businesses to sign up to the living wage. Mike Gapes MP addressing the meeting

Ilford South MP Wes Streeting holding a meeting with Redbridge Citizens trying to persuade more businesses to sign up to the living wage. Mike Gapes MP addressing the meeting

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Ilford MPs Wes Streeting and Mike Gapes invited employers from across Redbridge to join them for a living wage breakfast, on Friday.

Together with Redbridge Citizens, they discussed the merits of paying the “real” living wage – £9.75 an hour – at Broadmead Baptist Church, in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green.

Ilford North MP Mr Streeting said: “The living wage has the power to help transform living standards for workers and their families.

“It was great to hear from so many local employers about their thoughts on the real living wage, and I’m looking forward to working with local businesses to get them signed up.”

Mr Gapes, Ilford South MP, said: “At a time when so many people on low incomes are struggling to make ends meet, the Living Wage has the potential to make a real positive difference in people’s lives.”

“Today I was proud to make the case for the Living Wage alongside Redbridge Citizens as a practical step towards improving living standards across Redbridge.”


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