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London to become the first fair pay City with London Tea Exchange launch of Fair Pay Charter


It’s great news for London and for 120 million tea plantation workers across the globe with the positive changes enabling London to become the first fair pay City in the world. RIBA at 66 Portland Place will host a special event on the morning of Tuesday 21st November to launch the Fair Play Charter.

The Charter has been conceived by Sheikh Aliur Rahman (OBE), Group Chairman of London Tea Exchange, supported by EP, and is designed to improve the living conditions and pay for all those who work on tea plantations around the world.

With support from the United Nations and the London Mayor, Sheikh Aliur Rahman and EP hope the Fair Pay Charter will help London become the first fair pay City in the world, creating a better future for 120 million people globally with hospitality at the centre.

Highly respected speakers to address the audience

Lord Norman Foster, leading British architect, will speak on the importance of creating sustainable cities across the world and ensuring there is a global outlook on this topic. A senior speaker from the United Nations will also address the audience, with several senior political figures attending and offering their thoughts on the issue.

The morning launch event will take place in 66 Portland Place’s principal entertaining space, the Florence Hall. As well as hearing from key figures on proposals and steps forward in the drive to improve living conditions and pay, guests will be able to sample some of the best teas in the world in beautiful Art Deco surroundings.

Thomas Morgan, Head of Venues and Events Delivery at 66 Portland Place, comments: “We’re proud to be hosting such an important event and to be welcoming Sheikh Aliur Rahman, Lord Norman Foster, and several senior political figures to the venue as they work together to improve living conditions and pay in London and globally.”


About RIBA

66 Portland Place is a culturally significant Art Deco inspired venue in London’s Marylebone. Opened in 1934 as the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place maintains a significant heritage and special significance as a London landmark making it a standout setting for events and experiences.

The building was designed to encourage talking, meeting, and socialising and nearly 100 years on maintains these practices at the heart of its purpose. The event spaces showcase the very best of Art Deco and Swedish Modernism design and include a grand hall, tiered auditorium with original features, light filled rooms and outdoor terraces with stunning views over the rooftops of London.

From conferences, meetings and product launches to parties, filming and fashion shoots, better events are built at 66 Portland Place.


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