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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WARWICK-BASED gas and electricity supplier First Utility has become an accredited Living Wage employer.
National Express will be the first private transport group in the UK to become an accredited Living Wage employer, with employees of its coach and rail operations also guaranteed the living wage by the end of 2017.
OXFAM Cymru is calling on the Welsh Government to make Wales a Living Wage nation to help get more people out of poverty.
HUNDREDS of workers are set for a pay rise after National Express West Midlands announced it was to become the region's largest Living Wage employer.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Mackie s of Scotland near Inverurie during Living Wage Week to find out how the firm puts employees at the heart of their business.
THE North East's water supplier is the latest firm to adopt the Living Wage.
uk ONE of the region's leading companies is to make all of its suppliers pay the Living Wage after being accredited as a Living Wage employer.
WORKERS on the Living Wage are to get a 40p an hour boost - giving them PS1.
Fund minimum wage hike or care will suffer I was saddened but not surprised to read the article in the Daily Post (October 15) that a third of jobs in Gwynedd are paying less than the Living Wage of PS7.
A FIFTH of jobs in Cardiff are paying less than the living wage.
Research from the Office for National Statistics revealed a total of 441,000 Scottish jobs earned less than the living wage last year.