Bloor International Enterprises are proud to account that we are committing to the National Living Wage as a minimum for all of our staff members.
The scheme is a completely voluntary programme that seeks for employers to pay their workers a calculated wage which they will actually be able to live comfortably on, as opposed to the minimum wage which is set as a law by the Government.
In its first year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, Bloor International Enterprises has committed to the increase which will be implemented within six months.
The new UK rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation will apply to all the staff in the BloorIE Group who are over the age of 18 and has increased their hourly pay to £8.75. A third of the top FTSE 100 companies are involved including the likes of ITV, GOOGLE, IKEA, Everton FC, Chelsea FC and Oliver Bonas. We truly believe that our workers deserve to be able to afford to live, especially after working as hard as they do to propel our group forward.
Michael Bloor, Group Chairman, Commented:
“We are proud to implement this increase in pay which will amount to an extra £8.75 per hour as a minimum group wide. It’s a win-win for us and not only helps our employees afford to live with dignity but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality workforce.”
Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:
“Year-on-year, we see organisations and businesses across the UK embracing the real Living Wage as they recognise that a fair day’s pay is not only the right thing to do but can improve the quality of staff’s work, reduce absenteeism and increase motivation and retention.”
“Today’s increase acknowledges that the cost of living continues to rise for workers everywhere and the leadership shown by businesses who welcome this is a cause for celebration during Living Wage Week, sending a positive message to the business community to show what others can achieve.”