Summit: Time for all workers to be paid a living wage

30 March 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,

It was great to be asked to address this business summit organised by IDH, discussing how to shift to an economy where all workers – including those who are further down the supply chain – are paid at least a living wage. Oxfam has seen how Covid-19 has exposed glaring inequalities within our current system, with workers in precarious employment the first to be laid off, often with little or no social safety nets to support them. Yet this moment of huge disruption could also be a catalyst for change, and it was encouraging to see so many businesses thinking about what more they could do.