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Winning a living wage: the legacy of living wage campaigns

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ana Lopes



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Palgrave Macmillan , 2015.

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Living wage campaigns, led by community organisations and trade unions, aim to raise wages and working conditions of some of the most vulnerable workers. Are they ultimately successful in doing this? Drawing on the first major impact study of UK living wage campaigns, recent research into employment practices in the cleaning sector and primary research with cleaners at the University of East London, we assess the legacy of living wage campaigns and what this entails for the organisations leading them.

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Author(s): Lopes A, Hall T

Editor(s): Waite, L.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised Economy

Year: 2015

Pages: 230-243

Print publication date: 23/09/2015

Acceptance date: 06/01/2015

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place Published: London


DOI: 10.1057/9781137460417_17

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ISBN: 9781137460400