Waterstones staff deliver petition for living wage to firm's HQ

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Booksellers from branches across the country challenge managing director James Daunt, some saying they can’t afford food and rent

Waterstones staff testified to cutting back on food in order to afford rent as they travelled across the country to deliver a 9,300-signature petition to the chain’s London headquarters, calling for the introduction of a living wage.

On Monday, booksellers from branches around the UK were heading to Waterstones Piccadilly to meet with managing director James Daunt and deliver the petition, which calls on the company to start paying staff a real living wage of £9 an hour, or £10.55 in Greater London.

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