Prometheus Celebrates Living Wage Commitment
As an ‘Investors in People’ company, we recognise that our staff are a key factor in Prometheus’ growth and success. As part of this, we are delighted to announce that Prometheus is now an accredited Living Wage Employer; only the third organisation in Herefordshire!
From first-hand experience we know that a happy and well-motivated workforce is crucial for building a successful and sustainable business. This accreditation means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage, which is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK as opposed to the government National Minimum Wage rate, which is based on median earnings.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage Campaign, which has been running for a decade, aims to ensure that workers and their families have an adequate standard of living and can live free from poverty. Prometheus feels that by paying the Living Wage, it is rewarding staff fairly for the hard work they do and ensuring that they do not suffer as living costs rise continually.
Kevin Gallagher, CEO at Prometheus, said: “Our staff are incredibly important to us. In addition to promoting a culture of mutual respect, responsibility and personal development, we believe that a fair rate of pay is intrinsic to this”.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Sarah Vero said: “We are delighted to welcome Prometheus Medical to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. We have accredited over 2,000 leading employers; these businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business.”
We believe that becoming a Living Wage employer is a sound commercial decision and we would encourage all companies to do the same. If you aren’t, or haven’t considered, becoming accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, then find out more www.livingwage.org.uk.