living wage


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living wage

n.
A wage sufficient to provide minimally satisfactory living conditions.

living wage

n
(Economics) a wage adequate to permit a wage earner to live and support a family in reasonable comfort

liv′ing wage′


n.
a wage on which it is possible to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Translations

living wage

nsalario sufficiente per vivere
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They became villeins, in short--serfs bound to the soil by a living wage.
All she demanded from New York for the present was that it should pay her a living wage, and to that end, having studied by stealth typewriting and shorthand, she had taken the plunge, thrilling with excitement and the romance of things; and New York had looked at her, raised its eyebrows, and looked away again.
Official estimates from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that around 43,000employees acrossthe region were being paid less than the real living wage as of April this year - or 24% of all workers.
The council is an accredited Living Wage Employer and the decision at the full council meeting follows an announcement that the Living Wage would rise from PS8.
AN OPEN letter to Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford AM: Dear Cabinet Secretary, Last week marked the annual Living Wage Week and you will no doubt be aware that the Living Wage Foundation has released a new living wage rate of PS8.
THOUSANDS of Birmingham workers received a pay rise this week after the Living Wage rose to PS8.
Visiting the companys Edinburgh HQ during Living Wage Week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met staff and congratulated the company on gaining accreditation.
A NEW living wage rate has been announced for Wales.
THOUSANDS of Birmingham workers will get a pay rise today after the Living Wage rises to PS8.
THOUSANDS of workers will get a pay rise today thanks to an increase in the real living wage.
NORTH East marketing group Everything Different has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
Since the introduction of the Newcastle Living Wage four years ago, staff on the two lowest pay grades at the authority have enjoyed a pay increase linked to reviews in the Newcastle Living Wage rate.

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