SsangYong Motors celebrates commitment to real Living Wage

SsangYong Motors UK has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Its living wage commitment will see that everyone working at SsangYong will receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK or £11.05 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

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.

HR manager at SsangYong Motors UK, Laura Cuthbert, commented; “As an organisation, we are passionate that all colleagues are paid fairly. We value the contribution of all individuals at SsangYong, and our salary and rewards packages are one way that we demonstrate this. We are delighted to become a recognised Living Wage employer, joining other companies with the same ethical approach to fair pay.”

Katherine Chapman, director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that SsangYong 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.

“It joins 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 believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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