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Liberal Jews Fight for Spurs Living Wage

17th October 2013

A group of Liberal Jewish rabbis, LJY-Netzer movement workers and staff joined a coalition of community groups led lj_living_wageby Citizens UK yesterday to call on the football club Tottenham Hotspurs to start paying its cleaners a living wage. Together the coalition delivered over 1,000 letters to the club’s director Donna Cullen (of which 100 came from Liberal Judaism and LJY-Netzer), asking her to meet with Citizens UK and calling on her to start paying her cleaners a living wage.

The Living Wage Campaign, described by PM David Cameron as ‘an idea whose time has come,’ calls for every worker in the country to earn enough to be able to provide their families with the essentials of life. In London the living wage is £8.55 an hour, while outside London it is £7.45.

Sam Grant, Liberal Judaism’s communities youth coordinator, said: “Liberal Judaism has a proud history of fighting for fair labour wages. It is a historical commandment as well as a modern moral imperative. We were delighted to work together with Citizens UK on this and hope the campaign, for Tottenham Hotspurs to be the first football club to pay a living wage, will succeed.”