The NRL Group is proud to celebrate their first year as a Living Wage Employer.
Managed by the Living Wage Foundation, it is a voluntary movement that businesses can opt to join and pay their colleagues a more realistic and manageable wage.
The Living Wage Foundation is a non-profit organisation that campaigns for a Real Living Wage. Companies who join the foundation volunteer to pay this higher living wage, as well as paying a membership fee which helps to the Living Wage Foundation continue their important work.
Members of the Living Wage Foundation, including the NRL Group, believe that colleagues should be able to have enough money left over after paying their bills and putting food on the table for themselves and their family. That no-one should have to work full time yet still live below an acceptable standard of living because they don’t earn enough money in wages alone.
Commenting about the business’ decision to join the foundation, NRL Group’s CEO David Redmayne said,
“The decision to become a Living Wage Employer was an easy one for us. That’s because at the heart of everything we do is a desire to ensure we’re doing the best we can. By our clients and most certainly by our people who work across our operations. We want to know that they are able to live on a manageable salary, and we give them support through a range of initiatives such as the Real Living Wage, wellbeing support and help with reducing the cost of everyday purchases such as their weekly shop through our benefits scheme.
“As an organisation we’re also committed to supporting local communities through our recruitment outreach programmes and community partnerships, while also ensuring that all colleagues are treated fairly within the workplace including being paid a fair wage for their hard work.”
Anyone can become a Living Wage Employer. Members will agree to pay their employees the Real Living Wage as a minimum hourly rate, and make annual adjustments each time the wage is analysed and reviewed by the foundation.