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UK: Burberry and GlaxoSmithKline sign up to living wage

Date: 28 Apr 2015

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High end fashion firm Burberry and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline have been accredited as Living Wage employers, meaning that they have acted to ensure that employees and subcontractors are all paid a minimum of the Living Wage rate, currently set at £7.85 an hour.

The move now means that over 1,400 employers have signed up to the initiative, and approaching a quarter of the FTSE 100 are amongst them.

Rhys Moore, the director of the Living Wage Foundation, welcomed the action by the two companies.
"The move by these companies to accredit as Living Wage employers is a significant milestone for the Living Wage Foundation; increasing the number of FTSE100 Living Wage companies and cementing the Living Wage mark as a sign of responsible business."

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