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Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded commit to living wage

The charities will pay their 627 staff at least £9 per hour, significantly higher than the minimum wage of £7.83

09 Nov 2018 by Selina Powell

Scottish vision impairment charities, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, have received living wage accreditation by Living Wage Scotland.

The living wage, an hourly rate calculated according to the real costs of living, is set at £9 per hour.

This is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.83.

The accreditation comes as employers across the UK acknowledge Living Wage Week, which runs from 4–10 November.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded chief executive, Mark O’Donnell, highlighted that the charities are “proud champions” of the real living wage.

“By paying the real living wage we aim to ensure our staff feel supported and motivated to continue delivering an outstanding level of service to the people who rely on our charities,” Mr O’Donnell emphasised.

More than 1200 Scottish employers have committed to paying the living wage. 

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