EcoCooling celebrates commitment to real Living Wage.
11th January 2022
EcoCooling has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at EcoCooling receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
EcoCooling is based in the East of England, a region where over 15% of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 392,000 jobs. Despite this, EcoCooling 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.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that EcoCooling 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 EcoCooling, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”