We’re pleased to announce that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at PC4 Recycling – regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff – receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. This rate applies to anyone over the age of 18 and is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.83 per hour introduced in April 2018.
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Owner of PC4 Recycling, Steve Holmes, says of this accreditation, “The Living Wage is about fairness. It represents an investment in our team and an acknowledgement of their hard work.
“I believe that providing good working conditions and a fair wage is good for morale. In turn, this means the team is better able to provide great customer service, so it’s good for our clients too. To my knowledge, there’s only one other IT recycling company out of 800 in the UK that has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.”
Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome PC4 Recycling to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.
“We are a movement of over 3,700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.
These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like PC4 Recycling, join us because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”