Thornliebank company pledges to pay a living wage

Sportswear and workwear supplier staff are paid a minimum hourly wage of £9.90

This will see everyone working at the Thornliebank-based sportswear and workwear supplier receive a significant minimum hourly wage of £9.90

above the government minimum for over-23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.

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Managing Director Drew Campbell said, “As businesses emerge from a difficult two-year period, we believe now is more than ever the time for SMEs to show a real commitment to their workforce.

“Our accreditation by the Real Living Wage Foundation is part of our company’s commitment to team members who have played a major role in helping us through the pandemic and emerge stronger from the experience.

“I am extremely proud of them and our accreditation.”

In Scotland, more than 14% of workers earn less than they need to live on, with around 333,000 jobs paying below the living wage.

The Living Wage is calculated based on the cost of living, providing a voluntary benchmark for employers who want to ensure their staff are earning a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: “We are delighted that White Label / VSN Sport have joined the movement of nearly 9,000 responsible employers across the UK who are ensuring that all their staff earn enough to live.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays and Everton FC and many more, who like White Label / VSN Sport believe a hard day’s work deserves a day’s pay. fair.”

Michael A. Bynum