As of today, Yeseo is officially accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our commitment to the Living Wage means that everyone working at Yeseo will receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90 in the UK, which is higher than the current government minimum for over 23s, which is £10.42.
Here at Yeseo, our employees are paid an hourly amount higher than the Living Wage, but we feel it is important to add our voice to a growing number of businesses that appreciate the importance of fairly paying their employees. We have done this by becoming officially accredited as a Living Wage employer.
Yeseo is based in Ipswich, in the East of England, a region where over 11% of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 288,000 jobs. Despite this, Yeseo 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 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low-paid workers.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said:
“We’re delighted that Yeseo has joined the movement of over 12,000 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 Yeseo, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”