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Nationwide Celebrates One Year Anniversary of it’s Commitment to the Real Living Wage

Nationwide Windows & Doors today celebrates it’s one year anniversary as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Nationwide Windows receive a minimum hourly wage of £12, higher than the government minimum for over 21s, which currently stands at £11.44 per hour.

Nationwide Windows & Doors is based in the West Midlands, a region where 14.2% of all workers earn less than they need to earn to get by, with around 334,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, Nationwide Windows & Doors has committed to pay the real Living Wage and delivering 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 460,000 people and put £3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Daryl Cashmore, Operations Director, Nationwide Windows & Doors commented: Nationwide were never comfortable in offering its employees the National Minimum Wage and wanted to demonstrate its commitment to both existing and new members of staff. In becoming a member of the National Living Wage Foundation, it has already proved to be a great success, in not only attracting new employees, but has also aided with staff retention.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Nationwide Windows & Doors has joined the movement of over 14,000 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 Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more.

These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Nationwide Windows & Doors, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”