LCH Staff to Receive Living Wage Pay Boost


792Dozens of NHS employees in Leeds are in line for a pay boost after bosses voluntarily pledged to pay the living wage.

In total 87 members of staff at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust will see their pay packets increase this month to meet the living wage threshold of £7.85 per hour after negotiations between managers and Unions.   

Thea Stein, chief executive at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust said, “We are proud to say that all staff at the trust will now receive the living wage. This decision shows our commitment to tackling the growing issue of in-work poverty, and sets a great example to other employers and organisations in the city.”

The nationally-accredited scheme, which is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK, was set up by community organisation Citizens UK in 2001, and is implemented by the Living Wage Foundation.

The wage of £7.85, suggested by the Living Wage Foundation, is over 20 per-cent higher than the compulsory National Minimum Wage, which is currently £6.50 per hour for over 21s.

Staff eligible for the pay increase have already received a letter explaining the decision and will receive the new rate of pay from this month.  

Dozens of NHS employees in Leeds are in line for a pay boost after bosses voluntarily pledged to pay the living wage.

In total 87 members of staff at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust will see their pay packets increase this month to meet the living wage threshold of £7.85 per hour after negotiations between managers and Unions.   

Thea Stein, chief executive at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust said, “We are proud to say that all staff at the trust will now receive the living wage. This decision shows our commitment to tackling the growing issue of in-work poverty, and sets a great example to other employers and organisations in the city.”

The nationally-accredited scheme, which is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK, was set up by community organisation Citizens UK in 2001, and is implemented by the Living Wage Foundation.

The wage of £7.85, suggested by the Living Wage Foundation, is over 20 per-cent higher than the compulsory National Minimum Wage, which is currently £6.50 per hour for over 21s.

Staff eligible for the pay increase have already received a letter explaining the decision and will receive the new rate of pay from this month.