Safe Shores Monitoring has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Safe Shores Monitoring receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over-25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour.
Safe Shores Monitoring is based in Scotland, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (18%) – around 404,000 jobs – pay less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, Safe Shores Monitoring has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 160,000 people and put over £800m extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Tom Morton, CEO of Safe Shores Monitoring, said: “Safe Shores Monitoring is committed to the delivery of high-quality products and services which maintain the safety of lone workers and other vulnerable individuals. It recognises that this is critically dependent on a workforce that truly accepts our morals and ethics. Our commitment to the Scottish Living Wage supports our objective to ensure staff are well-rewarded, well-motivated, and well-led.
“These factors, together with our decision for location of a high-tech and national business within a rural, service-focussed Scottish community, helps to maintain our image as a good employer and service provider, which assists in workforce recruitment and retention, and ultimately in the continuity of our service.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Safe Shores Monitoring has joined the movement of over 5,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Safe Shores Monitoring, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”