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Living Wage

Published: 11/03/2016
Councillor Ric-Metcalfe with the window sticker at City Hall

Window stickers showing a business or organisation pays the Living Wage are going up around the city.

Lincoln Living Wage Forum made up of representatives from the private, voluntary, public, educational and trade union sectors, including City of Lincoln Council, is encouraging any organisation in the city that pays the Living Wage to sign-up to a free online register.

Those on the list are being sent a window sticker that can be displayed to show they pay staff this way. The stickers work on a star rating:

  • One star for being a Living Wage Employer
  • Two stars for being a Living Wage Employer and using Living Wage suppliers; or being a Living Wage Employer and banning zero hour contracts (except relief contracts where the employee is free to turn down hours)
  • Three stars for being a Living Wage employer, using Living Wage suppliers and banning zero hour contracts (except relief contracts where the employee is free to turn down hours)

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Interim Chair of the forum and Leader of the city council, said: “The window stickers are a fantastic way of showing people that a business or organisation pays the Living Wage to its staff.

“Our forum would strongly urge anyone considering paying their staff this way to seriously consider doing so and find out more information as not only does it help the recipient, there are also strong economic and business benefits to the Living Wage.”

For more information about the Living Wage and to join the register, please visit www.lincolnagainstpoverty.co.uk/livingwage

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