Real Living Wage in Edinburgh
Snowdrop Services pay their team the ‘Real Living Wage’ and support the Real Living Wage in Edinburgh. Below is the chat on the ‘Living Wage’ website:
“How it works is that in April 2016 the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign – even calling it the ‘national living wage’.
However, the government’s ‘national living wage’ is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live.
Instead, it is based on a target to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020. Under current forecasts this means a rise to less than £9 per hour by 2020.
For under 25s, the minimum wage rates also take into account affordability for employers.
The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by. That’s why we encourage all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum”.
The real Living Wage rate is the only wage rate that takes into account the cost of living in London, therefore the rate is higher that £9 per hour if you live there.
Snowdrop Services care about their employees and firmly believe they should be paid a fair wage for a great job. We also recognise that what you put into the business and staff you get back ten-fold. We expect our staff to be honest and they deserve to be treated with respect. As Snowdrop Services is a family run business it is compassionate about the staff and as well as performing well, we care about their wellbeing.