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CAM Specialist Support makes Living Wage commitment

Published 18th September, 2015 by Neil Nixon

CAM Specialist Support makes Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation has announced that CAM Specialist Support has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CAM Specialist Support, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the 'Minimum Income Standard' for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public - it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

CAM Specialist Support's managing director, Matt Johnson, said: “Paying a wage that people can actually live on is absolutely the right thing to do morally and financially. Our employees are people not commodities. We want to attract and retain quality staff and so reward them accordingly. As a London based company, we pay the Living Wage of at least £9.15 per hour in London.”

Living Wage Foundation director, Rhys Moore, said: “We are delighted to welcome CAM Specialist Support to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day's work with a fair day's pay. We have accredited over 1500 leading employers, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that.”

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