West Ham Football Club should pay staff a Living Wage, say London politicians
People who work at West Ham football stadium should be paid enough to live on, politicians in London said today.
Members of the London Assembly called on mayor Boris Johnson to urge the capital’s six Premier League clubs to pay their staff the London Living Wage.
The London Living Wage is currently £8.80 per hour - 39 per cent above the national minimum wage - and is based on the basic cost of living in London.
Mr Johnson has said he hopes the London Living Wage will become “the norm” by 2020.
Members said in the meeting of full assembly that Premier League clubs in London pay footballers up to £180,000 a week and should introduce the Living Wage across the board.
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The motion was agreed by 17 votes with only one abstention.
Murad Qureshi, the London Assembly Member who proposed the motion, said: “A recent investigation by campaign Citizens UK highlighted that it would take 13 years for back-up staff at a Premier League club to earn what a footballer earns in a week.
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“The public subsidy helping to fund new stadiums for West Ham and Tottenham is an opportunity for the London Living Wage to be introduced as a condition of taxpayer support.”