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Grundon Sand & Gravel commit to Real Living Wage

Real Living Wage

Company commits to pay employees a fair day’s wage based on the actual cost of living

GRUNDON Sand & Gravel have been fully accredited by the Real Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer.

This means the company has committed to pay its employees a Real Living Wage, which is based on the actual cost of living and goes over and above the Government’s National Living Wage.

Lorraine Milburn, Grundon Sand & Gravel’s head of HR, said: ‘This accreditation underlines our passion that our employees should be paid a fair wage for a hard day’s work.

‘Their commitment is outstanding; they work incredibly hard day in, day out to make sure our quarry products are of the finest quality to meet market demands, so it is only right that they are properly rewarded for their dedication and expertise.

‘This signals a commitment not only to our employees of today, but also to our future employees, that we are a business which looks after its people, cares about their well-being, and is prepared to pay a fair day’s wage.’

As a Real Living Wage Employer, Grundon Sand & Gravel will voluntarily pay employees aged 18 and above, the Real Living Wage. At £9.90 an hour, this is 99p higher than the current National Living Wage of £8.91 an hour.

Grundon’s sister company, Grundon Waste Management, has been accredited as a Recognized Service Provider, guaranteeing that all employees who are not tied to customer contracts will also receive hourly rates of pay of at least the Real Living Wage.

The Living Wage was launched by Citizens UK in 2001 on the principle that: ‘work should bring dignity and should enable families to enjoy the essentials of life’. It is calculated annually according to the basic cost of living in the UK.

There are now more than 9,000 Living Wage Employers, including organizations such as IKEA, Aviva, Nestlé, and AstraZeneca.

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