Progress Housing Group signs up to Living Wage
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Progress Housing Group has announced it has adopted the UK Living Wage, meaning its employees will be paid a rate which best reflects the actual cost of living in the UK and not just the minimum wage.
It will be the sixth housing provider in theNorth Westto become an accredited Living Wage Employer.
The Living Wage is worked out according to the cost of living in theUKand is revised every year. The new calculation will be announced during Living Wage Week, which starts on November 4. Currently it stands at £7.45 an hour compared with the national minimum wage of £6.19 an hour for workers aged 21 and over.
The housing provider, which includes New Progress Housing Association, New Fylde Housing and Progress Care Housing Association, has signed up to the initiative as it believes it both demonstrates its appreciation of its employees and its commitment to being an ethical employer.
Bernie Keenan, Executive Director of Housing, Community and Support Services for Progress Housing Group, said: “Progress Housing Group is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. We value our staff and the contribution they make to achieve our vision and this is just one way in which we can highlight our commitment to them in return.”
Currently, 301 employers in theUKare accredited by theLiving Wage Foundation.