Living wage pledge for Hinckley college
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.