Accredited Living Wage Recognised Service Provider WORKPLACE welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (November 11th-17th 2019).
WORKPLACE is proud to be part of a movement of over 100 Recognised Service Providers who offer Living Wage options for contracted staff, ensuring a real Living Wage is always possible when outsourcing services.
The Living Wage campaign is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis - it provides an ethical benchmark for responsible pay.
The campaign for a Living Wage was launched by members of London Citizens in 2001. Parents in East London found that despite working two, or more, minimum wage jobs they were struggling to make ends meet, and were left with no time for community and family life. It is an example of how civil society, businesses and organisations can work together to tackle in-work poverty. It enjoys cross party support, with public backing from successive Metropolitan Mayors and MPs across the UK, including First Ministers in Wales and Scotland.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
The real Living Wage is independently-calculated based on what employees and their families need to live.
That’s why it is higher than the government minimum wage.
Employers voluntarily choose to pay it – changing people’s lives right now.
The real Living Wage includes a separate rate that reflects the higher costs of living in London.
It applies to all workers over 18 – in recognition that young people face the same living costs as everyone else.
FACTS AND FIGURES
93% of university graduates want to work for a Living Wage Employer
93% of the Living Wage network say it has benefitted their business
90% of consumers agreed that pay should reflect living costs
86% of Living Wage Employers reported an increase in staff motivation since accrediting
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MOVEMENT
The campaign for a real Living Wage has now delivered more than £1 billion in extra wages to workers since it began in 2001, and it has lifted over 200,000 people out of in-work poverty.
For more information about Living Wage Week go to http://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-week