Living Wage Week 2019


Living Wage


Here at the WEA we are really pleased to continue our support in being a living wage employer. 

The Living Wage campaign is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis and it provides an ethical benchmark for responsible pay.

The campaign for a real Living Wage has now delivered more than £1 billion in extra wages to workers since it began in 2001, and it has lifted over 200,000 people out of in-work poverty.

Living Wage Week is a UK-wide celebration of the campaign for a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living and the network of Living Wage employers.  The WEA is one of over 5,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage.

The new UK rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation will come into effect in six months. We are committed to the increase – independently calculated to meet the cost of living.

Margaret Johnson, Head of HR at the WEA said:

“Of the 5,500 accredited Living Wage Employers, we are very proud to be one of that number. We are committed to paying our staff a fair wage and recognise the true cost of living.”

Living Wage Awareness Week runs from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th November 2019.

Take part in the chat on Twitter using the hashtag #LivingWageWeek