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Living Wage Foundation

By 19th February 2019Cairn News, News, Uncategorised

Cairn Research Ltd are delighted to announce that as from the 9th November 2018 we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.  Cairn Research Ltd meets the standards set by Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation and listed on the Living Wage website as an accredited Living Wage Employer.

What is the real Living Wage?

The real businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work and Cairn Research Ltd pays the real Living Wage which is higher than the government minimum.

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 they have been campaigning ever 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.

 Our Commitment as a Living Wage Employer

As a Living Wage Employer, Cairn Research Ltd has committed to:

To pay the real UK or London Living Wage (as appropriate) to all of their directly employed staff over the age of 18.

To ensure all their third-party contracted and sub-contracted regular, on-site staff are paid the real UK or London Living Wage (as appropriate).

 To increase the wages of these employees and contracted staff to the living wage, if appropriate, within six months of any rise in the calculated living wage rates