“The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps.” (The Guardian)
“we’re calling on Government to introduce mandatory reporting for large and medium businesses on the pay gap between their highest and average paid employee. Only then can we create a sense of trust and common purpose essential to build an economy and society that works for all.” (Equality Trust)
What can you do about this? You can sign a petition on making executive pay transparent (Equality Trust). You can even go along to AGMs and hold them to account (ShareAction.org).
Sheffield Equality Group monthly meet
Wednesday 5th April 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ St, S1 2EW
Planning for the Festival of Debate postcard project, a meeting on the Basic Income, maybe a game – plus the usual chat around inequality. Hosted by Sheffield Equality Group. All welcome. Free, donations for tea and biscuits.
Protest Against Housing Benefit Cuts For 18-21 Year Olds
On Saturday the 1st of April, there will be a protest against the scrapping of housing benefit for young people. Independently organised, the demonstration will be in Parliament Square, London.
Steeple Corner Café, Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Road, Norfolk Park, S2 2SE
The Real Junk Food Project hosts cafés offering meals on a basis of “Pay what you feel”. Open five days a week.
Eyre Street cafe (opposite Plug), 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW
Foodhall cafe offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a “Pay-as-you-feel” basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement.