NRC commits to the Living Wage
The National Resource Consortium announced this month that the organisation has accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The firm’s Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at NRC receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK, a rate significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £7.83 per hour. 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 150,000 people. NRC Director, Paul Jackson, explains: “As in every company, our people are the lifeblood of our organisation. Our employees deserve appropriate remuneration for their work and commitment to ensure that they are able to come to work prepared and motivated. We believe that the Living Wage is the right thing to do by our team members and hope that it will contribute to our positive ethos as well as our reputation as a growing, sustainable business.”
Tess Lanning, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that NRC has joined the movement of over 4,000 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. “They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like NRC, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”