LINGVOHOUSE CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE
We are delighted to confirm that on December 18th, 2020 LingvoHouse has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Our Living Wage commitment means that all UK based staff receive salary well above the minimum hourly wage in the UK.
The accreditation confirms that LingvoHouse Translation Services meets the standards set by Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation by signing the ‘UK Living Wage Employer’ licence agreement. LingvoHouse Translation Services is listed on the Living Wage website as an accredited Living Wage Employer.
What is the real Living Wage?
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by organisations and businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. The employers pay the real Living Wage which is higher than the government minimum – they also make sure all their employees in London receive the London Living Wage. The campaign for a Living Wage was started by Citizens UK – the national home of community organising – in 2001. Together with communities and activists across the country, we have been campaigning since – to ensure that everyone can earn a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living, not just the government minimum. In 2016 the government introduced the National Living Wage – while we at the Living Wage Foundation welcome this pay rise for low-paid workers, it is not a Living Wage as it is not calculated based on actual living costs.
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 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
LingvoHouse is HQ-ed in London, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (19%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, LingvoHouse has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that LingvoHouse has joined the movement of over 6000 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”