Gypcraft has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Gypcraft receive a minimum hourly wage of £13.15, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.
Gypcraft is based in London, a region where 13.6% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – that’s 575,000 jobs. Despite this, Gypcraft 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 460,000 people and put £3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
At Gypcraft, we believe in building not just structures, but also fostering a community where every individual is valued. We recognize that our team’s dedication is the cornerstone of our achievements, and by ensuring a living wage, we aim to enhance the well-being of our employees and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future. This accreditation aligns with our core values, and we are proud to take this step towards creating a workplace that reflects our unwavering commitment to fairness and social responsibility.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Gypcraft has joined the movement of over 14,000 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, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Gypcraft, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”