30 November 2018

Maldon and District CVS has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at MDCVS receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. A rate significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £7.83 per hour.

MDCVS is based in the East of England, a region where over a fifth of all jobs (21%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 484,000 jobs. Despite this, MDCVS 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 150,000 people and put over £600m extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Sara Ketteley Chair of Maldon and District CVS said “ we are delighted to be a recognised Living Wage employer, this recognises our commitment to our staff team and the hard work they carry out for our charity”

Tess Lanning, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that MDCVS has joined the movement of over 4,000 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 IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like MDCVS, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”