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Trinity pays Real Living Wage

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Trinity pays Real Living Wage

Trinity has become a real Living Wage employer

Trinity Community Arts Ltd has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer – a commitment that will see everyone working at the Trinity Centre receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 or higher. The real Living Wage rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.

"The future might be uncertain, but we're nevertheless committed to ensuring our lowest paid employees and contractors aren't the ones bearing the burden of the challenges we face.”
Emma Harvey, Trinity CEO

In the South West, over a fifth of all jobs (20%) pay less than the real Living Wage - around 456,000 jobs.

Despite this and the current recession, Trinity has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Emma Harvey, Trinity CEO said: “Trinity isn't just a building - it's people who make great things happen. With restrictions on live-performances still in place, there's a lot of precariousness in the arts and culture sector right now - plus, we're a charity still fundraising to support our direct delivery.

"The Centre is based in one of the most economically deprived, ethnically diverse areas in the South West. If we want the arts sector to reach and represent diverse communities, this starts with paying people properly.

"The future might be uncertain, but we're nevertheless committed to ensuring our lowest paid employees and contractors aren't the ones bearing the burden of the challenges we face.”

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Trinity has joined the movement of over 6000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Trinity, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

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