English version

living wage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Wages
living wageˌliving ˈwage noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 BEWa salary that is high enough to allow you to buy the things that you need to live 🔊 jobs that don’t even pay a living wage
Examples from the Corpus
living wageThey had no solution to the possibility that even they might sometimes fail to find permanent employment at a living wage.Do they feel women should remain in marriages because their jobs do not pay a living wage?We need to be just as comfortable with the flip side: A living wage encourages work.Does the example implicitly condone overtime working as a means by which a living wage is earned?
From Longman Business Dictionaryliving wageˌliving ˈwage [singular] a wage high enough to allow someone to live a fairly comfortable lifeTrade Unions are still fighting for a living wage in many industries. wage
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