Royal Docks ExCels as a Living Wage Place

  • ExCeL London becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer
  • Today the Royal Docks receives formal recognition from the Living Wage Foundation for Making a Living Wage Place 
  • Aim of increasing the number of Royal Docks accredited Living Wage Employers by 50% by 2025
  • Community-led Royal Docks Living Wage Action Group has also signed up London City Airport and Tate & Lyle Sugars as major local employers
  • Increasing the number of local employers paying a real Living Wage will help to tackle the cost of living crisis affecting many Londoners

The Royal Docks took another step towards becoming a Living Wage Place as the key employer Excel became an accredited Living Wage employer.

Over the next 3 years, a coalition of local public, private and third sector accredited employers aims to increase accredited Living Wage Employers in the Royal Docks by 50%, securing a pay rise for over 3,000 employees.

Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE said “Our agenda is to build a Fairer Newham and that’s why we are a London Living Wage Council. Our game plan for the next four years is to progress with Newham becoming a London Living Wage borough. This requires a sea change from employers and businesses operating in Newham so that they pay their staff a fair days wage for a fair days work. It’s great that Excel London based in our historic Royal Docks has become the latest business in Newham committed to fair pay for their employees, many of whom are local residents. Our action plan is to make the Royal Docks the first London Living Wage neighbourhood in the capital because we want the future of our city as well as our borough to be based on fairness especially in the face of the cost of living crisis.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “This is a major step forward in making London a Living Wage City. I’m proud that, since I became Mayor, the number of accredited London Living Wage employers has more than quadrupled, and I’m determined to keep up this momentum. Making the Royal Docks a ‘Living Wage Place’ is a big part of making this exciting area a beacon of inclusive and sustainable regeneration, and building a better and fairer London for all.”