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Vanda's Kitchen receives the Living Wage Accreditation
VANDA'S KITCHEN CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE
Vanda's Kitchen has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Vanda's Kitchen receive a minimum hourly wage of £11.05, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Vanda's Kitchen is based in London, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (17.2%) pay less than the real Living Wage - around 700,000 jobs. Despite this, Vanda's Kitchen has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
"Vanda's Kitchen is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. We not only aspire to deliver the highest quality ready made organic food to our customers but we aspire to look after our staff by paying above the Living Wage"
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Vanda's Kitchen has joined the movement of almost 9,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Vanda's Kitchen, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."