What a year. It's been an absolute roller coaster for us.
We've still felt the effects of Coronavirus throughout this year, with many summer festivals being cancelled or postponed.
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 200,000 people and put over £1Billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Jamie Walker of CJ's Events Warwickshire said 'We are delighted to become a Living Wage accredited employer. Our team are at the heart of our business and work extremely hard. By paying a good amount of pay for their hard work it shows our appreciation, supports staff wellbeing, improves staff motivation and retention, and boosts the organisation's reputation.
'I'd encourage any local employers not already paying their staff the Living Wage to join the scheme.'
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: 'We're delighted that CJ's Events Warwickshire has joined the movement of nearly 6,000 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 LUSH, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, West Ham Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like CJ's Events Warwickshire, believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay.'