Cleaning companies recognised in living wage awards

3rd of July 2019
Cleaning companies recognised in living wage awards

Two UK cleaning companies have been commended for their dedication to paying their staff the real Living Wage at an awards ceremony in London.

Carlisle Support Services was awarded the Industry Champion Award for its dedication to promoting the voluntary rate as a Recognised Service Provider. The company has committed to pay all its head office staff the Living Wage as per the Living Wage Employer agreement.

Facilicom UK was awarded the Beyond the Living Wage Champion Award for its long-term commitment to employee wellbeing and paying a fair wage. The firm is not only a Living Wage supplier, but is also a founding member of the Living Wage Service Provider Recognition Scheme. It was one of the first three national contract cleaning providers to sign up to the scheme and remains part of the Service Providers Leadership Group.

The real Living Wage is currently £9.00 (€10.07) across the UK and £10.55 (€11.80) in London. Unlike the government's minimum wage or so-called Living Wage, it's independently calculated based on the cost of living. There are currently 5,000 Living Wage employers that pay the real Living Wage rate.

Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: "The last year has been particularly successful for the Living Wage Foundation as we've seen through the 5,000th Living Wage Accreditation. Our awards are an opportunity to recognise the fantastic businesses who continue to recognise the importance of a wage that truly covers the cost of living, and the value this provides for workers and their families, as well as businesses."


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