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Support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

Published 7th November, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

A long-term commitment to employee wellbeing and paying a fair wage has led to Facilicom UK being shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016.

The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage. Facilicom, a contract cleaning and soft services provider, is a founding member of the Living Wage Service Provider Recognition Scheme and part of the Service Providers Leadership Group. It was one of the first three national contract cleaning providers to sign up to the scheme.

Facilicom UK's managing director, Jan-Hein Hemke, said: “We are proud to be Living Wage service providers and work closely with our clients to encourage them to pay the Living Wage. We firmly believe in the Living Wage because it is real people being affected by decisions about pay, not just numbers on a balance sheet. People who are willing to work hard for their wages should be rewarded sufficiently to be able to live and enjoy life. Facilicom's business is expanding in part because of, rather than in spite of, paying the Living Wage. We are committed to delivering best value support to the companies we work for and have developed detailed and creative working models to show how the impact of paying the Living Wage doesn't have to be devastating to contract costs.”

Living Wage Foundation director, Katherine Chapman, said: “I would like to offer huge congratulations to Facilicom on being shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards. The commitment of Living Wage employers like Facilicom to responsible pay makes a life changing difference to families and communities across the UK. We look forward to celebrating this even more when announcing the winners of the regional awards during Living Wage Week.”

The Living Wage Foundation offers a recognition mark for employers that commit to paying the Living Wage. There are now over 2700 accredited employers.

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