Sustain Insurance Brokers in Hungerford celebrates commitment to real Living Wage

Sustain has this week accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Sustain receive a minimum hourly wage of £12, higher than the government minimum for over 21s, which currently stands at £11.44 per hour.

Sustain is based in Hungerford in the South East, a region where over 10.1% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 409,000 jobs. Despite this, Sustain has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

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 460,000 people and put £3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Cristina Secara, Marketing and Operations Manager said: “At Sustain, we believe in valuing our employees’ hard work and dedication. Becoming a Living Wage accredited employer is a natural extension of our commitment to fairness and social responsibility. “

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Sustain has joined the movement of over 14,000 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 Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Sustain, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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