Living Wage Week 2018

We have lots to celebrate as another FTSE 100 company steps up and commits to paying all their staff at least the real Living Wage: Smiths Group, bringing the total to 37. We’re taking a moment to look back at the hard-won victories we’ve achieved so far by working with savers and investors.

But we know the struggle for fair pay isn’t over

There are still 63 companies in the FTSE 100 who have not committed to making sure the people who clean the offices, who do the heavy lifting, or who help the company during busy times like Christmas get enough to live on with dignity.

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AGM activists asked 20 questions on the Living Wage to FTSE 100 companies in 2018

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24 investors managing £1.8 trillion in assets co-signed our letters to FTSE 100 CEOs

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Since we joined the campaign, 35 FTSE 100 companies have stepped up for fair pay

Why we champion real Living Wages

Since 2011, we’ve pushed the number of Living Wage employers in the FTSE 100 from 2 to 37.

This week is Living Wage Week 2018. This is the week when activists for fair pay and accredited Living Wage employers across the UK come together to welcome the new rates for fair pay for the year ahead. The real Living Wage is now £10.55 per hour in London and £9.00 across the rest of the UK. That is the pay per hour for a worker to live with dignity calculated by the Living Wage Foundation.

Since 2011, ShareAction has worked with investors and savers alike to champion the real Living Wage in the FTSE 100.

The FTSE 100 is a grouping of the 100 largest public companies in the UK. The FTSE 100 includes high street retailers like Burberry, entertainers like ITV, brewers like Diageo, energy providers like SSE and National Grid, companies like Unilever who are behind the brands we use every day, and banks like HSBC, RBS, and Barclays.


The FTSE 100 employs thousands of people all over the UK. And that isn’t just the high paid executives who drive those companies into the FTSE 100, it includes the people who clean the offices, bottle the drinks, and hit the ‘total’ button at the till.


The FTSE 100 employs thousands of people all over the UK. And that isn’t just the high paid executives who drive those companies into the FTSE 100, it includes the people who clean the offices, bottle the drinks, and hit the ‘total’ button at the till. Those are the people that need the guarantee of fair pay. Those are the people who need real Living Wages.

But this Living Wage Week, we’re looking at the other 63 companies in the FTSE 100 who have yet to commit to paying all their staff at least a real Living Wage. That includes companies like easyJet, Just Eat, M&S, Persimmon, Royal Mail, Tesco, Vodafone, and more.

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