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Living Hours

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Providing security of hours alongside a real Living Wage.

The campaign for a real Living Wage has ensured hundreds of thousands of workers are earning a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. But millions of low paid workers are also struggling to get the hours they need to make ends meet.

The Solution: Living Hours Alongside a Real Living Wage

The Living Hours programme builds upon the existing Living Wage accreditation. Employers who join the scheme commit to providing:

  • at least 4 weeks’ notice for every shift, with guaranteed payment if shifts are cancelled within this notice period.
  • a guaranteed minimum of 16 working hours every week (unless the worker requests otherwise) 
  • a contract that accurately reflects hours worked

For further information please select the following link: Living Hours – Living Wage Wales

The Welsh Government encourages all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees receive an hourly rate of pay that reflects the costs of living, not just the statutory minimum. The voluntary Real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what people need to get by and is higher than the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.  

Find out more at the following link: Living Wage Wales

Why not visit the Business Wales Responsible Business pages to find out how being a responsible business can benefit your staff and have a positive impact on your business.

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