Ideal Manufacturing is determined to ensure its workforce is paid fair wages and is accredited as a living wage employer. Managing Director Phillip Kalli said, “With our living wage commitment, all Ideal employees will receive a minimum hourly wage of £ 9.30 in the UK and £ 10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the state minimum for over 25s, which is currently £ 8.72 an hour. "
Ideal is based in Northamptonshire in the East Midlands, a region with one of the highest rates of non-living jobs in the country (22%). More than 405,000 jobs pay less than the actual living wage. Even so, Ideal is committed to paying the actual living wage and delivering a fair daily wage for a hard day's work.
Real living wage is the only rate calculated using the cost of living. It provides a voluntary yardstick for employers who want to ensure that their employees are earning a wage to live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011, the Living Wage movement has raised wages for more than 230,000 people and put an extra £ 1 billion in the pockets of low-wage workers.
"We have some accreditations that we are proud of, but this one is really meaningful to us. In such a difficult year for so many people, we found it an important way to recognize the hard work and support everyone has shown at Ideal More than ever, we want to return this respect and make Ideal a responsible and thoughtful company in which we can all be proud to work, ”said Kalli.
Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said, “We are delighted that Ideal has joined the movement of over 6,000 responsible employers across the UK who are volunteering to go beyond the state minimum to ensure that all of their Employees earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses as well as big names like Lush and many others. These companies recognize that paying the actual living wage is the mark of a responsible employer, and like ideal they believe that a hard day at work deserves a fair daily wage. "
The Living Wage Foundation is the organization at the center of the movement of companies, organizations and individuals who advocate the simple idea that a hard day's work deserves a fair daily wage. The Living Wage Foundation is advised and advised by the Living Wage Advisory Council. The foundation is supported by our main partners: Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestling; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; People & # 39; s Health Trust; and Queen Mary University of London.
The photo from the Living Wage Foundation website shows workers benefiting from their employer signing up for Living Wage. More information is available at www.livingwage.org.uk
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