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SebCo needs a living wage!

Remember that compact between TELCO and the London Olympic Committee in November 2004 when the Olympic Committee promised to pay the living wage? The one that was abandoned by the ODA in September 2006? And which the ODA said it 'would ask' its contractors to keep in March 2007? Which one in five workers then said in October 2010 they were not being paid?

Now it's LOCOG's turn to promise this 'wherever possible' when it takes on temporary staff in some of the economy's lowest-paid sectors, such as security, catering, cleaning and waste services. No doubt this will be a severe strain for an organisation struggling under the heavy burden of its tax free status.


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