This week (November 9th to November 15th), Safe Shores Monitoring is celebrating Living Wage Week, the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement.
In 2019, the Safe Shores Group became a Living Wage Employer, joining nearly 7000 other UK employers who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
The Living Wage is an independently calculated rate based on the cost of living and is paid voluntarily by employers. Each year, the Living Wage is re-calculated in November to ensure that employees across the UK earn enough to experience a decent standard of living.
As part of Living Wage Week, Safe Shores Monitoring will be celebrating by sharing our stories of how the Living Wage has impacted our teams health and wellbeing, quality of life, and overall productivity as an organisation.
We will also be celebrating the news that over 250,000 people are set for a pay boost as the Living Wage Foundation announces a new real living wage rate of £9.50 in the UK and £10.85 in London.
Speaking of the campaign, CEO of Safe Shores Tom Morton said:
“As a major employer within a rural area, and as a significant business partner to our customers and suppliers, we take our corporate responsibilities seriously. For us, corporate responsibility is about leadership.
“Our aim is to work with stakeholders to develop long-term relationships. We aim to run our business in a way that singles us out as a great provider of services and a favoured partner to do business with. Consequently, we recognise that the delivery of our services is critically dependent on a workforce that truly accepts our morals and ethics.”
“This is why we are committed to a range of staff development programs which includes our adoption of the Living Wage to ensure our team is well-rewarded, well-motivated, and well-led. They have access to opportunities for training and skills development, are increasingly diverse, and engaged in decision making. These factors, together with our decision for location of a high-tech and national business within a rural service focussed Scottish community, helps to maintain our image as a good employer and service provider, which assists in workforce recruitment and retention, and ultimately in the continuity of our service.”
The Living Wage Foundation are at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The Living Wage Foundation celebrates and recognises the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum.