Haringey Council awarded London Living Wage accreditation
Haringey Council became a fully accredited London Living Wage borough today at an event hosted by the Living Wage Foundation.
The council already pays staff, agency and temporary workers the independently-calculated Living Wage rate, which has just been raised from £10.20 an hour to £10.55. Today we received official recognition as we continue to ensure our hardworking staff are paid a fair wage that reflects both their efforts and the basic cost of living.
The council is also committed to working with its suppliers and partners to encourage them to pay the London Living Wage too.
Haringey was presented with the full accreditation by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at today’s event to kick off London Living Wage Week.
Haringey Council Leader, Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, attended the event at the Barbican in central London. He said:
I am proud that Haringey has been recognised as a fully accredited London Living Wage borough. Ensuring that all our staff earn enough to have a decent quality of life is a fundamental part of our commitment to making Haringey a fairer and more equal borough - it was a key manifesto pledge of this new administration. Paying the London Living Wage also puts more money into local pockets that will be spent within the Haringey economy, boosting trade and helping businesses.
Cllr Noah Tucker, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Insourcing, said:
Along with our own accreditation, we are encouraging businesses in our borough to commit to the London Living Wage too, offering decent pay and jobs and also recognising the right of workers to organise collectively in Trade Unions.
The level of the London Living Wage is calculated by the Greater London Authority. It is an hourly rate of pay that provides a benchmark for employers that voluntarily choose to ensure their staff earn a wage that recognises minimum income standards.