Living Wage Week 2021 in Wales: 15 – 21 November 2021

Living Wage Week takes place from the 15 - 21 November and is an exciting opportunity to find out more about the Living Wage, celebrate the employer network and plan for the year ahead.

Please find below a list of events happening throughout Living Wage Week:

Wales Launch Event

Monday 15th November – 08:30am (Online)

Join Living Wage Wales for the annual national launch event in Wales. Share the year’s successes and celebrate the wonderful Living Wage Employer network throughout Wales.

We’ll be releasing a detailed agenda shortly but it will include The First Minister, Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS announcing the new rate, employer and employee stories, a focus on public bodies and accreditation and much much more!

Register your place >>


West Wales Launch Event

Monday 15th November – 11:00am-12:00am (online)

Whether you’re already a Living Wage employer or are interested in becoming one, we invite you to join the Living Wage Wales team and Burns Pet Nutrition to celebrate our most recent accreditations in the region.

With the accreditation of Dyfed Powys Police Force and Commissioner’s Office, a major anchor institution in the region, there is now a great opportunity to develop a Living Wage movement across West Wales.

Burns Pet Nutrition, an accredited local business, has long been a champion of the real Living Wage and Fair Work, and with many new large and small organisations coming on board, this online event will celebrate the work of accredited employers in the region and discuss the benefits of accreditation to workers, businesses and the local economy.

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North Wales Launch Event (online)

Monday 15th November- 2:00pm -3:00pm

Join the hosts (tbc) in North Wales as they welcome back accredited employers in North Wales for their regional launch of the week’s celebrations.

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UK-wide Event: The Living Wage, What is it and why does it matter?

Monday 15th November- 4:00pm -5:00pm

This webinar is for employers from any sector who want to learn more about the real Living Wage. We will be covering how the rates are calculated, how accreditation works, and what it could mean for your organisation, your staff and your local community. 

We will be welcoming a diverse panel of speakers from across the private, public and third sectors, alongside representatives from the TUC and the Resolution Foundation, to bust some myths about the Living Wage, provide you with a space to ask questions, and to support you on your journey towards becoming part of the Living Wage movement.

Register to attend


Social Media Focus: Cardiff Hospitality

Tuesday November 16th

In 2019, Cardiff began its journey to make it a Living Wage City. Our day of social media posts under this focus, will cover progress towards the Cardiff goals and look at the benefits and challenges of living wage accreditation to businesses, employees and the local economy.

With increasing momentum in hospitality accreditations in Cardiff, we will hear more from employers about the reasons for accrediting and how supporting living wages and fair work in the Cardiff hospitality industry will be a priority as Cardiff looks forward to the next phase of its Living Wage City journey.

E-mail LivingWage@cynnalcymru.com to get involved.


Public Bodies: Action Planning for Accreditation

Thursday November 18th (Time tbc)

Join the accreditation team and special public body guests for or an in-depth discussion on the accreditation process and the necessary action planning.

E-mail LivingWage@cynnalcymru.com to register your Interest.


The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and voluntarily paid by hundreds of employers in Wales, and thousands of employers across the UK.

Cynnal Cymru works in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation and other leading organisations in Wales to support employers with accreditation and work towards achieving the Living Wage for all workers in Wales.

You can find out more about the Living Wage in Wales by visiting www.livingwage.wales

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