Julius Rutherfoord shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2014
Julius Rutherfoord has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2014.
The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage. The Living Wage Foundation offers a recognition mark for employers that commit to paying the Living Wage. There are now over 900 accredited employers.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK and is currently £8.80 per hour in London, significantly higher than the legal minimum wage of £6.50.
At Julius Rutherfoord we value our staff by investing in training and rewarding hard work. Our direct employees are paid the London Living Wage rate and we actively encourage all clients to adopt this rate for the cleaners on their contracts. This shows our ongoing commitment to both our staff and the local community, whilst demonstrating we are an ethical employer
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
The Award Winners will be announced during Living Wage Week 2014, which takes place from 2-8th November. One winner will be announced for each region of the UK: Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; the East Midlands; the West Midlands; the East of England; Yorkshire and the Humber; North East England; North West England; South East England; South West England; and London.
The awards are judged by an independent panel of community leaders from the Citizens UK Living Wage campaign.