Sunday\’s Opinium/Observer poll asked people if they would be prepared to pay slightly more for goods and services if they knew that the companies they bought from paid their staff the living wage. A total of 47% of respondents said that they would probably or definitely be prepared to pay more, against 37% who said that they would probably or definitely not be prepared to, while 16% said they did not know.
That\’s interesting. Looks like it could be a viable business move for some to increase the wages for the PR glow and extra custom.
Great if it is: although I have my doubts. What people say and what people do can have fairly large gaps between them at times. You know, revealed preferences and all that.
The campaign to pay a \”living wage\” to all public sector workers gained momentum as two more government departments indicated that they hoped to introduce it.
We don\’t actually have the option to vary our payments to our Lords and Masters, do we, fuckwits.
You want to campaign, through consumer pressure, for higher wages, you go right ahead. You want to extort more from the taxpayers then you can bugger off.