TO REAL LIVING WAGE
TO REAL LIVING WAGE
BICSc has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BICSc receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
BICSc is based in the East Midlands, a region where over a fifth (20.2%) of workers earn less than they need to get by, with over 378,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, BICSc 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 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that BICSc has joined the movement of almost 9,000 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 BICSc, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”
Membership | Training | Standards
Established in 1961, The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is a membership organisation for the cleaning industry. With 60 years’ of extensive experience and a global remit, BICSc sets industry standards which are delivered through BICSc Training & Services.
We continue to support and share knowledge with over 45,000 of our Individual and Corporate Members, who form one of the largest and most diverse communities of cleaning professionals globally.
Best practice and exacting standards are at the very heart of everything we do, and we believe training and education is an integral way to instil knowledge and help develop superior skills within all cleaning professionals who undertake our ever expanding, extensive suite of training modules and courses.
Our mission – To raise awareness and standards for the cleaning industry through education, and accredited training, thereby: