Wednesday 6th July 2022
Signs and Lines Limited CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE
Signs and Lines Ltd has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Signs and Lines Ltd receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Signs and Lines Ltd is based in the Southeast, a region where over 12% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 533,000 jobs. Despite this, has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
“With the current cost of living rising at a phenomenal rate it was important to make sure all employees receive a higher rate of pay over the recommended government minimum hourly rate, recognising their value to the company as our most important asset is why we have chosen to become a Living Wage accredited employer”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Signs and Lines Ltd has joined the movement of almost 9,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Signs and Lines Ltd, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”