As a Living Wage employer, the Gannochy Trust are committed to a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 for all employees. This rate is higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £8.72 per hour introduced in April 2020.
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.
“Improving lives is central to the purpose of The Gannochy Trust and we strive for excellence in our provision of high quality housing, estates and grant making. We can only achieve this with a high quality team of staff, and Living Wage accreditation demonstrates our value and investment in our people. We are very pleased to join a growing number of third sector agencies in Perth and Kinross that are accredited Living Wage employers.” Joanna McCreadie, CEO, The Gannochy Trust.
Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay. Right now, is when standing by these values matters the most and employers who do right by workers and families are the ones that will help lead us through and out of this crisis.
Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said: “The real Living Wage is one of the key tools at our disposal to help make an impact on levels of in-work poverty in Scotland. The pandemic has shown just how much we need each other to get by and has shone a light on the crucial role of keyworkers. Payment of the real Living Wage allows those in work to become more included in society, better provide for their families, and feel that their value and hard work is recognised by their employer. We are delighted to congratulate The Gannochy Trust on becoming a Living Wage employer. I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming accredited”.
Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Scotland Interim Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome The Gannochy Trust to the Living Wage movement.
We are a movement of over 1900 Scottish employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure that everyone can earn a decent standard of living and families have what they need to thrive. Our network includes lots of smaller employers as well as larger and iconic Scottish employers like SSE, Standard Life Aberdeen, Barrs, Brewdog, D.C. Thomson and many more.
Employers like The Gannochy Trust are helping to set the standard for business in Britain by making sure that workers have what they need to get by and we hope to see many more employers following their example.”