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The ALLIANCE joins the Living Wage movement

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 15th November 2018

The ALLIANCE are delighted to announce that they have become an accredited Living Wage Employer.

We have joined a movement of thousands of organisations, businesses and people, across Scotland and the whole of the UK, who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Together we can continue to ensure everyone can earn enough to live on.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £9.00 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.55 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.

ALLIANCE Chief Executive Professor Ian Welsh OBE said

” We are delighted for the ALLIANCE to join thousands of organisations across the UK as an accredited Living Wage employer.  Proper remuneration of staff is at the core of a human rights based approach which we believe is beneficial to our staff and our outcomes.”

Over 4,000 organisations, including the ALLIANCE, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map (this link will take you away from our website)

The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on. You can hear some of their stories here (this link will take you away from our website).

You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk (this link will take you away from our website).

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