The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

It's A Hard Day's Night

28 February 2018 | Updated 02 March 2018

The number of night time workers in London has increased with 109,140 new night-time jobs created between 2004 and 2016, according to the latest London Assembly Economy Committee.

And the Committee also says these workers shouldn’t be treated as second class workers, given the contribution they make to the economy.

A spokesperson said: "Night-time workers deserve to be paid the London Living Wage. In some sectors, night workers have seen their pay eroded over the years with the removal of premiums for working anti-social hours.

"The Mayor should research what proportion of night workers receive the London Living Wage and set out steps to ensure night time economy employers pay the London Living Wage."


Rewrite the night

The report is called ‘Rewrite the night: the future of London’s night time economy.’ Published in week commencing Feb 27.

Much of the report focuses on venue management and working with boroughs to develop good practice guidance on supporting and consulting local residents in developing the night time economy - and on support for museums and galleries to stay open later alongside bars and clubs.

Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the Economy Committee, said: “Culture needs to be at the heart of diversifying London’s night time economy but it is absolutely crucial that the welfare of night time workers is high on the agenda. These workers need to feel safe, be fairly paid and be able to safely travel to and from their places of work.

"The Mayor needs to build on his vision for a more diverse night time economy. It must be open, affordable and accessible to all Londoners.”

Picture: And I've been working like a dog - people shouldn’t be treated as second class workers just because they work through the night

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 28 February 2018


Related Articles

National Living Wage To Rise Again In April

New Year's Eve saw the Low Pay Commission publish 2019 recommendations on the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) - which if accepted would see...

 Read Full Article
Poor Pay Packs Punch In England's East

441,950 East Of England residents in employment earned less than the real living wage of £9.00 per hour in the year to April 2018 a new GMB study has shown. The...

 Read Full Article
Government Departments In Disarray As Migrant Workers Add To Brexit Woes

With the Government already in disarray over more Brexit drama, striking workers brought fresh disruption to the corridors of power on January 22 in fight for the living...

 Read Full Article
Come On You Irons - Hammer's Home Scores On Living Wage Goal

Revised (Real) Living Wage rates have been launched at events across the UK this week as the National hourly rate went up 25p to £9 per hour, and up 35p in London...

 Read Full Article
Fireworks Night And Real Living Wage Rockets

November 5, saw the Living Wage Foundation announce a new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9 per hour, an increase of 25p per hour. And London Mayor, Sadiq Khan...

 Read Full Article
Real Living Wage Champion

Enhance Office Cleaning has won the Living Wage Champion Award for recognised service providers. The 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards give recognition to individuals...

 Read Full Article
Better Than Min On Road To Real

Working in partnership with the GMB, Securitas UK has introduced a minimum wage of £8.03 for security officers, twenty pence higher than the National Minimum Wage...

 Read Full Article
Minimum Wage Cheats Named & Shamed Again

March 9 saw 179 employers named and shamed for underpaying thousands of minimum wage workers. 9,200 minimum wage workers were cheated out of £1.1 million. As...

 Read Full Article
Cambridge Dons Living Wage Pledge

The University of Cambridge has signed up to the Living Wage - and we have a blog from Cambridge City Council - Championing the real Living Wage since...

 Read Full Article
Halloween Shocker - Living Wage is a Living Hell

Halloween morning saw the new London Living Wage increased from £9.40 to £9.75 per hour to reflect the higher cost of living facing families in the city...

 Read Full Article