The Living Wage in Wythenshawe

As part of Living Wage week, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has made a short film about how they support the Living Wage in Wythenshawe.

WCHG became one of the twenty seven organisations in the Housing sector nationally to become an accredited Living Wage Employer, which saw their apprentices paid the living wage.

The announcement will meant that no employee at WCHG, will be paid less than £7.65 per hour - the rate independent experts calculate is the amount required to cope with the cost-of-living.

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said “WCHG have decided that at this time it’s appropriate we ensure all our colleagues are provided with the living wage as a minimum, this is an investment in our people because they are our greatest assets”.

Chair of WCHG Councillor Eddy Newman said “I am proud that Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is leading the way in Manchester with our decision to become a Living Wage employer. Most of the staff who will benefit from this live locally within the Wythenshawe community which we serve."

http://www.livingwage.org.uk/