MedAid Services Ltd Proud to Celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

MedAid Services Ltd Shows Support for Paying a Wage That Meets The Cost of Living

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Having become a Living Wage employer in September and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3000 employers paying the real Living Wage, we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing our hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate as of the 1st May 2017. The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rates as announced by the Living Wage Foundation this morning will apply to all our staff and sub-contractors over 18 and will be a minimum of £8.45 per hour.

Aden Walker, Operations Director said:

Come May 2017 all of our staff and sub-contractors will receive a minimum of £8.45 per hour. This is 17% higher than the government minimum for over 25s. This not only helps our team afford to live with dignity but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality workforce.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:

Business by business and organisation by organisation our employers are voluntarily choosing to close the pay gap in the UK between what people need to live on and the government minimum that every employer has to pay. Today’s increase in the real Living Wage will mean thousands of employees around the country will get a much needed increase to their pay packet to help them meet the cost of living. That’s the difference paying the real Living Wage makes. During Living Wage Week we celebrate the leadership of those great Living Wage employers who make this possible.

Notes to Editors

  1. Living Wage Week is a UK-wide celebration of the campaign for a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living and the network of Living Wage employers.
  2. It takes place each year during the first week of November. This year it runs from Sunday 30th October to Saturday 5th November. The new UK and London Living Wage rates are announced every year on the Monday and rates are announced simultaneously in cities around the UK whilst the London rate is announced by the Mayor of London.
  3. For more information about Living Wage Week go to: http://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-week
  4. The calculation of the independent Living Wage rates is overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK. The Commission was set up in January 2016 and is appointed by the Living Wage Foundation. It is drawn from leading Living Wage employers, trade unions, civil society and independent experts.

For Media Enquiries contact Aden Walker – aden@medaidservices.co.uk

For Media Enquiries related to the Living Wage Foundation contact Shazia Ejaz on 0207 043 9886. Shazia.ejaz@citizensuk.org

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