SignHealth has joined the Living Wage Foundation. That means means everyone working for the charity will receive at least the hourly wage which has been set as the Living Wage.
The Living Wage is set independently, at a rate that is thought to be the minimum people need to make ends meet. The public help to decide what the rate should be. At the moment the Living Wage is £7.85 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.
Employers like SignHealth choose to pay the Living Wage, because we think our employees are worth it. The Living Wage has wide support from political parties, with both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition backing it.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said, “We are delighted to welcome SignHealth to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay”.