Posted 11.12.17

#TeamCynonTaf celebrates Living Wage Commitment

Cynon Taf Community Housing Group is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Cynon Taf Community Housing Group, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Michelle Reid, Chief Executive, Cynon Taf Community Housing Group said: “We strongly believe that that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage, because a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.  Although we have been paying the living wage to all employees since 2014, we have now decided to make it official and are delighted to have obtained the prestigious Living Wage employer accreditation”.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Cynon Taf Community Housing Group to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”

“We are a movement of over 3,600 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Cynon Taf Community Housing Group join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."


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