TROLEX has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Trolex receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK (£10.55 in London.) Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £7.83 per hour. Trolex 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 over 160,000 people and put over £800m extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Glyn Pierce-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Trolex Group who championed the push for accreditation said:
“Paying the real Living Wage is the right thing to do; for your employees, your business and for society in general, and until every business in the UK is paying it, we’ll continue to support the Living Wage Foundation in the great work they are doing.”
Tess Lanning, Director, Living Wage Foundation said:
“We’re delighted that Trolex has joined the movement of over 4,700 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 IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Trolex, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”