London Stadium owners will need to pay £750,000 per year in additional costs of the resultant pay rises to ensure contractors pay all staff at the London Living wage of £9.75 per hour.
The extra cost will be met by the taxpayer unless the stadium owners can convince those subcontractors or West Ham to absorb some of the costs claim the Telegraph today.
Michael Pugh, living wage community organiser for Citizens UK, said: “We are delighted that London Stadium have today agreed to pay the London Living Wage and we look forward to them accrediting with the Living Wage Foundation.
“This decision will change the lives of the stadium cleaners, security guards and caterers, who have campaigned for this with Citizens UK leaders in East London. With football awash with money for footballers, agents and executives, today’s decision proves that clubs and stadia can no longer hide behind third-party contractors as an excuse, and must follow the London Stadium in taking responsibility for the people who work on matchday and pay the real living wage, calculated according to the cost of living.”
Cue a West Ham bashing spree.
As far ad WHU go, they should say not our responsibility.
Further, the employers need to look at the number of stewards employed on match days. Many are totally under employed and reductions in numbers (which is wholly justifiable) could offset the increase in wages.
Tell them we will pay it if they increase capacity to 66000
I think that’d just lead to more white spaces visible when we’re on TV 32.
I really don’t think we’d fill it without a VAST upturn in fortune (unless you believe the 50,000+ waiting list 🐂💩) 😂😂
Bigger issue here guys is contractors trying to get away without paying the minimum wage, or living wage as its now called. Shameful exploitation of staff. Interested to know how much their Coy directors pay themselves???