Amdaris has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Amdaris receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.
Amdaris is based in the South West, a region where over a fifth of all jobs (20%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 456,000 jobs. Despite this, Amdaris 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 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Vlad Nanu, Co-CEO, Amdaris said
“For us, this is about our wider commitment to fair pay for all, not only to our staff in the UK but across our whole company. At Amdaris we exceed the Real Living Wage and have joined this foundation to encourage more organisations to do the same. We are very supportive of the wider Real Living Wage network in their campaigns for fair pay. Also, we are committed to supporting women in IT and leadership and showing that our industry has several options in terms of career paths. This accreditation is one of our ways of showing our support and raising awareness of software development as a career option.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said:
“We’re delighted that Amdaris has joined the movement of over 6000 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, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Amdaris, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”