To: Boots UK LTD Part of the Wallgreen Boots Alliance

Boots to pay staff in London the London Living Wage

Boots UK do not currently pay staff working in London the London living wage. A hard days work deserves a fair days pay. Boots UK should increase London staff wages to match or exceed that of the London Living wage.

Why is this important?

I have spoken to many Boots UK staff, who are all struggling to pay their bills from month to month. I think it is awful that members of staff who work 37.5 hours a week, are in a position where they are struggling to pay basic bills. Some even have to go to food banks to support their families. This needs to change.

Staff members who currently work in London get approximately £3000 less than the London living wage a year. Based on the 2016-2017 Government figures for social housing in London, this equals to around 26 weeks rent. This is half a year's rent that staff are having to find by making cuts to their already tight budgets.


Reasons for signing

  • It's obvious: management are just greedy and have lost their heart. They much face the consequences : pay up or be outed !
  • Because everything in London is more expensive: rents, outgoings, and food and clothing, to the London living wage is very important.
  • I believed that Boots was an honourable company. Shame on them!

Updates

2018-07-02 17:27:26 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-06-08 17:57:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-08 15:15:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-06-08 14:25:48 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-08 14:22:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-05-30 13:55:25 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-27 21:40:12 +0100

10 signatures reached