Living Wage

Living Wage Lessons from Other Industries: What’s Worked?

Fashion can learn vital lessons from other industries on how to successfully deliver the living wage. Get practical tips from businesses that have partnered with international NGO Oxfam and made changes that have positively impacted their workforce.

Living wage has been a key focus of Oxfam’s work on labour and human rights. For over a decade now Oxfam has been listening to and working with workers on how their income impacts their lives. 

It has observed that where workers have salaries that meet their needs, they are likely to perform better, gain new skills, take less sick leave, be more motivated, and remain loyal to the company. 

Paying a living wage reduces absenteeism and staff turnover, thereby improving business productivity and…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective