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We are pleased to announce that Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Support Centre, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25. This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour set to be introduced this April.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public, it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Sarah Vero, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now and are a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

“We have accredited over 2,000 leading employers, including Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that.”

To work for Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland visit our vacancies page.

 

First Published by RotaryGBI: Tuesday 1st March 2016

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