Tatry Group and The Living Wage Foundation are pleased to announce that Tatry Group has become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation.
Tatry Group Managing Director, Jonathan Sisk said: "We are delighted to be recognised for showing leadership on this issue as an organisation with people at its heart and one that is focused on having a positive impact on society.”
The Living Wage commitment will see Tatry Group offer a Living Wage option for each and every request for tender. This will mean that even more organisations can consider paying all of their contracted staff a wage that meets the cost of living. Recognised Service Providers also commit to pay the real Living Wage to all staff working for their core business.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “The benefits the Living Wage brings to staff and business are clear. I welcome the leadership shown by Tatry Group on this important issue.”
Our support of this initiative is evidence of our progressive approach that recognises the many social and economic benefits that a fair pay rate brings. Put simply, it represents a ‘win win win’ situation; better for the individual, better for business and more broadly society as a whole.
Amy, one of Tatry Group’s first cleaners in Milton Keynes said “I am pleased to be one of the first people I know receiving the Living Wage. Obviously, I am pleased with the increase in my wages but feel it is a fair, ethical wage and should be implemented country-wide. I wouldn’t want to work for another employer and feel it is important to support my employer drive this initiative!”
ABOUT THE LIVING WAGE FOUNDATION
The Living Wage was launched by Citizens UK in 2001. The principle behind the Living Wage is simple and powerful: that work should bring dignity and should enable families to enjoy the essentials of life.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.
The London Living Wage is currently £9.75 per hour and covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £8.45 per hour. These figures are set annually by the Resolution Foundation.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by employers across the UK. Currently more than 3000 employers commit to paying all of their directly employed and subcontracted staff the real Living Wage as part of our accredited employer network. Over 90 Recognised Service Providers work with us to offer Living Wage options for contracted staff, ensuring a real Living Wage is always possible when outsourcing services. Find out more here.
WHAT ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S NATIONAL LIVING WAGE?
In July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK Government would introduce a compulsory ‘national living wage’. This is an increase in the government minimum wage for staff over 25 years old. It was introduced in April 2016 and the rate is £7.50 per hour. The rate is separate to the Living Wage rate calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. The government rate is based on median earnings while the Living Wage Foundation rates are calculated according to the cost of living.
BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS
An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found:
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