12 October 2016
Thanks again for signing the petition. Between you all we have now passed the 150 mark and have made some real progress since the last update.
Firstly, we have written to the CEO of Watford, Scott Duxbury, for him to inform us of the club's current policy on the Living Wage. As of the 9th October we await his reply. However, we have made contact with the club through email and have been informed the the charity arm of the club, WFC trust, do pay their staff the Living Wage. We await further comment and will inform you all in the near future. Our camapign has also been shortlisted by the Young Greens as campaign of the year. It is a real honour to be shortlisted and we hope to bring you further news of this.
Our campaign has also been featured on the Watford Observer website with an article on their website. This has been a surge of signatures on the petition and comments from readers suggest that there is a real passion in the town for the club to pay all their employees and contractors a wage they can live on. If anyone can help with contacts in the media, please get in contact.
We also have a few exciting plans lined up to move the campaign forward.
On the 19th November at 3pm, Watford play the champions Leicester City at home and at kickoff, everyone who signs up for the Thunderclap will add their voice to the camapign. Please click on the link below and authorise the campaign to send a message on your behalf on the 19th to tell the club to pay the Living Wage to all their staff.
It will see everyone who signs up tweets the same message at the same time and it gives us a greater social media presence. If you do wish to share anything rgearding the campaign, please use #LivingWageWFC and of course, #TurnWatfordGreen.
We will also be heading to Vicarage Road in the coming month with leaflets and paper copies of the petition to canvass the views of the supporters and add more names to the petition. If you want to come along, please get in contact and we can send you all the details.
I hope you all take part in it.
Alex Murray, Campaign Coordinator
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