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London Stadium costs set to increase

e20_stadiumllp_cmykLondon 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.

West Ham already pay all directly-employed staff the London Living Wage and are not contractually responsible any extra expenses at the Stadium, for which they rent for just £2.5 million per year.
sadiq-khan-afp-gettyLondon Mayor  Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday: “I gave clear instructions for the situation with sub-contracted staff at the London Stadium to be resolved as soon as possible and I welcome the decision by E20 to pay staff the London Living Wage. I urge other Premier League clubs and stadiums to do the same and work with me to help London become a city where everyone benefits from its success. Some Premier League clubs have already committed to making the payment of the independently-calculated living wage part of negotiations with suppliers when contracts are renewed. However, E20 has demonstrated there is nothing to prevent any team renegotiating such deals rather than waiting for them to expire.”

LLWMichael 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.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “London Stadium costs set to increase

  1. Cue a West Ham bashing spree.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🐂💩) 😂😂

  4. 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???

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