Qure Group Celebrates Commitment To Real Living Wage
Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Qure Group receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Qure Group is based in the North West, a region with nearly a fifth of all jobs (18.4%) paying less than the real Living Wage - around 534,000 jobs. Despite this, Qure Group 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 almost 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Ciarán Harkin, Managing Director of Qure Group said, "In such challenging times when it comes to personal finances, we took the decision to do right by our colleagues and ensure the company commits to rewarding people fairly, and in line with what is actually happening in the UK when it comes to Living Costs. We are always looking for ways where we as an employer can do our bit, to relieve the home pressures on colleagues meaning they can come to work with fresher minds, and feel they are rewarded fairly for their efforts."
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Qure Group has joined the movement of almost 11,000 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 Qure Group, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."