living wage


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living wage

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

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


n.
a wage on which it is possible to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
[1885–90]
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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"
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Translations

living wage

nsalario sufficiente per vivere
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BIRMINGHAM is to announce plans to become one of the UK's first official "living wage" cities.
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The Bay Fish & Chips, of Stonehaven, has claimed a "real" Living Wage UK first.
I WAS invited to chair a Living Wage Foundation's annual event in Birmingham where a group of political and business leaders pledged their support for Birmingham becoming England's first Living Wage City.
Workers paid the legal minimum rate are more than [pounds sterling]1,500 a year worse off than employees on the "real" Living Wage, campaigners reveal today.
WORKERS paid the legal minimum rate are PS1,500 a year worse off than those on the Real Living Wage, campaigners say.
New College Lanarkshire has officially been named an accredited living wage employer by Living Wage Scotland.
WREXHAM-BASED developer Read Construction has given its lowest paid workers a pay increase after signing up as a Living Wage Employer.
Those working in sports clubs and facilities are disproportionately affected by low pay - but the Blues are among living wage leaders in the league.

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