Ilford charity signs up to London Living Wage
With pressure growing on companies to sign up to the London Living Wage, one more charity has agreed to pay staff a fairer wage.
Vibrance, a social care charity in Roden Street, Ilford, has become a London Living Wage (LLW) employer after putting measures into place to ensure all its staff get paid more.
The national minimum wage in the UK is currently set at £6.31 per hour.
By signing up to the LLW, it means none of Vibrance’s employees will earn less than £8.80 if they work within London.
Vibrance human resources director, Nita Desir-Adeshiyan, said: “As an organisation, we just felt this was a right and fitting thing for us to do. It is completely in line with our values and our ethos.
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“Traditionally, workers in the health and social care sector have not been paid very well.
“Many of them are women, and many are the main bread winners for their families. “Knowing they could be working very hard in incredibly demanding roles, but could still be struggling to live on the minimum wage, just did not sit well with us.”
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