We have been Living Wage Employers from the day we opened our doors. We were the first accredited retailer in Manchester, indeed the whole of the North West, and so we’re pleased as punch to get a crown for our logo.
The awards, coordinated by the Living Wage Foundation, celebrate Living Wage Employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and recognising the life changing importance of the Living Wage.
Living Wage Foundation Acting Director, Sarah Vero, said:
“Congratulations to Salut Wines on becoming a Living Wage Champion Award winner. With 2,000 employers now signed up, it is wonderful to have Salut Wines leading the way in the North West. The leadership of responsible employers is making a profound difference in the lives of families and communities across the UK. Thank you very much for celebrating the Living Wage.”
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet. Click here if you’d like to know what the Living Wage is and how it compares with George Osborne’s version.
It’s easy to find other Living Wage employers, just click here.
One Champion Award winner has been named in each region of the UK: Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; the East Midlands; the West Midlands; the East of England; Yorkshire and the Humber; North East England; North West England; South East England; South West England; and London.
The awards were judged by an independent panel of community leaders from Citizens UK, national community organising charity and home of the Living Wage campaign.