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Oxford Street Brands urged to “Be Like Lego"

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Citizens UK are set to hold a public action in Oxford Street on Monday 19th December in order to call on retailers to rethink their advertising in newspapers that divide, demonise and discriminate against minorities.

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Safe Passage chosen for Guardian and Observer Christmas charity appeal

We are delighted that Citizens UK’s Safe Passage programme has been chosen by the Guardian and Observer for their Christmas charity appeal

In recognition of the mountains we have moved this year, and of the fact there is still so much more to do, Guardian and Observer readers will help us find safe and legal routes to sanctuary for even more vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees across Europe, as well as helping those newly arrived in the UK.

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Tyne & Wear Citizens Annual Meeting

Tyne & Wear Citizens warmly invite you to our Annual Meeting

Date: Wednesday 7th December
Time: 6.30-8.30pm (to be seated by 6.15pm)
Venue: St John’s Church, Church Hall, bottom of Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JG

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TELCO celebrates 20 years of people power in east London and sets ambitious vision for the future

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On Thursday 17th November, 300 organised citizens from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham gathered at the London Muslim Centre for the Delegates Assembly and Annual Meeting, and to celebrate TELCO’s 20th Anniversary.

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250 community leaders from South London Citizens celebrate successes and plan for the future

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250 civic and community leaders from South London Citizens, celebrated campaign progress on affordable housing and Refugees Welcome since the London Mayoral Assembly at William Booth College, Southwark.

The evening began with Clive Adams, Territorial Commander for the Salvation Army, handing over door keys to Cllr. Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, for homes which will house 4 Syrian refugee families. 

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Greenwich Citizens celebrate London Living Wage

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Greenwich Citizens held a Living Wage tea party hosted by METRO Charity this Friday, following the Sadiq Khan’s announcement of the new London Living Wage rate of £9.75 an hour earlier in the week. The number of Living Wage employers in the borough has risen to around 100, after a Royal Borough of Greenwich scheme last year offering business rate discounts for employers signing up to the London Living Wage.

The London Living Wage is a voluntary level of minimum pay, independently-calculated with the cost of living in the capital. 20 Greenwich charities and social enterprises have accredited as Living Wage employers, including METRO and Mycenae House.

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Brixton primary school stands up for Refugee children

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On Friday 21st October, the entire school of St John’s Angell Town Primary School gathered with Local MP Helen Hayes in Windrush Square, Brixton to mark black history month and show solidarity with child refugees.

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Leeds Churches Back Living Wage Campaign

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On Tuesday 1st November, Leeds Church Institute hosted a Living Wage celebration lunch and conversation.

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Leeds Celebrates Living Wage Week With New Accreditation

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Credit: Yorkshire Post Newspapers

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New real Living Wage rates announced for London & the UK

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today announced that the new London Living Wage has increased from £9.40 to £9.75 per hour to reflect the higher cost of living facing families in the city – an increase of 3.7 per cent. This year over 300 more London-based employers have signed up to pay their staff the hourly rate required to make ends meet in the capital, bringing the number of London Living Wage employers to nearly 1000.

The UK rate has increased by 2.4% from £8.25 to £8.45. This is 17% higher than the government minimum for over 25s which is £7.20 per hour. And in total nearly 1,000 employers have signed up since Living Wage Week last year bringing the total number of accredited Living Wage organisations to nearly 3000.

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