CX Services has become accredited as a Living Wage employer
CX Services has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CX Services receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 per hour. This Living Wage rate was announced on Monday 15th November 2021 as part of Living Wage Week. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour (from 1 April 2022).
In Scotland, more than 14% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage - around 330,000 jobs. Despite this, CX Services 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 UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay.
Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 52,000 people in Scotland and put over £310 million extra into the pockets of low paid Scottish workers.
As every household feels the squeeze of the cost of living we have taken the decision to set our minimum wage to The Real Living Wage. We hope that by doing this it shows that we value all staff and understand that they are our most valuable asset in our business.
What some of our employees had to say about receiving the new wage increase.
Carole Anne - 'The new wage rise will definitely help towards the rising cost of living and make it a good financial support at this time with increasing prices.'
Carol - 'My most recent pay rise is much appreciated especially in the current climate and will make quite a difference to me and my family. I also appreciate that things are not easy for business at the moment either. The cost of living increases affects everyone including businesses. It is nice to know that the staff feel appreciated and this is reflected in various ways not only in the pay rise.'
Becky - 'With the cost of living rising, being paid the Living Wage goes a long way towards helping me to meet these rising costs and reduces some of the stress that these costs were beginning to cause. It also makes me feel valued by the company as they realise what a difference a little bit extra can make each month to their employees.'
Ross - 'This pay rise could not have come at a better time, It's a massive difference to the family pot, especially with the rise in the cost of living. It really does show that the work that you do doesn't go unnoticed and is appreciated.'
Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance said: “We all need an income that is enough to cover our needs and protect us from poverty, and it’s only right that employers pay a wage that reflects the cost of living. Too many workers in Scotland are paid less than the real Living Wage and, at a time of rising costs, are struggling to stay afloat. The real Living Wage can offer protection from those rising costs.”
“Congratulations to CX Services on their Living Wage commitment, and I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming Living Wage accredited.”
Gail Irvine, Living Wage Scotland Manager said: “We’re delighted that CX Services has become an accredited Living Wage employer. They join a growing movement of over 2500 employers in Scotland who together want to ensure workers have what they need to thrive.