15 April 2015
The 12th BIFM Leaders' Forum event is taking place in London on 19th May - focusing on the national debate surrounding low pay rates for those providing facilities services.
Entitled 'FM's role in Raising the Pay Bar', the event will see specialist contributors asked:
1. What can FM as a sector do to change the parameters of the debate?
2. What are the solutions to minimum wage, zero-hours and living wage issues that we should be promoting?
3. How should these solutions be prioritised?
4. To what extent can FM lead the national debate in what continues to be a cash-constrained economy?
The event is a response to the national conversation surrounding the quality of low-paid jobs, which in recent months has become louder than it has been in years. The current election campaign has only served to amplify the discussion further. Over the past six months, commentary concerning the use of zero-hours contracts, the rate set for the minimum wage and the potential impact of the living wage have all conspired to bring the often controversial topic of low-paid service roles into the public spotlight.
In the immediate aftermath of the general election, a group of specialist contributors from across the spectrum will meet to discuss the issues. A full report will be published by the BIFM and a summary version will appear in the 4th June edition of FM World. As attendees confirm, we'll be publishing their names here.