Liv­ing wage pledge for Hinck­ley col­lege

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

WORK­ERS at Hinck­ley’s col­lege cam­pus are among those guar­an­teed a de­cent pay check af­ter the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­came an ac­cred­ited liv­ing wage em­ployer.

This com­mit­ment will see every­one work­ing at the var­i­ous sites run by North War­wick­shire and Hinck­ley Col­lege, re­gard­less of whether they are di­rect em­ploy­ees or third-party con­tracted staff, re­ceive a min­i­mum hourly wage of £8.45.

This is higher than the statu­tory min­i­mum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour which was in­tro­duced in April 2017.

Mar­ion Plant, prin­ci­pal and chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “We are de­lighted to join the liv­ing wage move­ment and to have been recog­nised as a liv­ing wage em­ployer. In­vest­ing in our peo­ple is at the heart of our val­ues. We have re­cently been able to of­fer a bonus to our staff for the com­mit­ment they have shown dur­ing our re­cent merger.

“Not only does ev­ery mem­ber of staff in our or­gan­i­sa­tion earn the real liv­ing wage but our com­mit­ment sends a sig­nal to the wider com­mu­nity about the im­por­tance of this is­sue. We be­lieve that a fair day’s work de­serves a fair day’s pay wher­ever peo­ple work and that is why we chose to gain ac­cred­i­ta­tion.”

The liv­ing wage is an hourly rate set in­de­pen­dently and up­dated an­nu­ally, based on the cost of liv­ing in the UK.

Em­ploy­ers choose to pay the real liv­ing wage on a vol­un­tary ba­sis. The Liv­ing Wage en­joys cross-party po­lit­i­cal sup­port.

The Liv­ing Wage Foun­da­tion is a move­ment of more than 3,500 em­ploy­ers rang­ing from small busi­nesses to global giants such as Ikea.

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