What is 'The Real Living Wage'?

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The Real Living Wage


What is the ‘Real Living Wage’?


The campaign for a Living Wage was started by Citizens UK in 2001, after discussions highlighted the affect low pay was having within London communities. After years of building support and notoriety across London, the movement went national in 2011 and the National Living Wage Foundation was established.
The foundation set a ‘real’ living wage yearly, taking into consideration what employees actually need to be able to meet the costs of living. 


The Real Living Wage Map
The Living Wage Foundation https://www.livingwage.org.uk/

The calculations are split into ‘UK Rate’ and ‘London Rate’ to help balance the increase in cost of living within London, something the ‘National Living Wage’ does not take into account. 
“The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 5,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.” Living Wage Foundation


The Living Wage Historical Rates 

The Living Wage Foundation https://www.livingwage.org.uk/calculation


Why we think you should know about it

apetito are well known for their efforts to make a positive contribution to society, and they continued this by becoming an accredited Living Wage employer in 2016. 

“Our mission at apetito is to “make a real difference” and that means embedding principles that support our customers, our supply chain, and crucially, our work-force. Supporting the accredited Living Wage is quite simply the right way to do business; it improves our employees’ quality of life, but also benefits our business and society as a whole.” Paul Freeston, Chief Executive, apetito UK

apetito Values

apetito Values https://www.apetito.co.uk/about-us/our-values/

We are proud to announce apetito will be offering all Partners Employment temporary staff working at apetito the real Living Wage after just one weeks committed service. Candidates who work a minimum of four hours, and attend all allocated shifts will be offered the increase in hourly pay after one calendar week until the end of January 2020. 

If you would like to enquire regarding applying for a temporary role at apetito please visit our office, give us a call on 01225 760777 or drop us an at email Industrial@partnersemployment.co.uk.

To learn more about The Living Wage Foundation please visit their website at https://www.livingwage.org.uk/. 

To find out more about apetito please visit their website at https://www.apetito.co.uk/.

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