UCLH signs up as London Living Wage Employer 

25/01/2016 00:00 
As a central London trust, we’re based in one of the most expensive areas of the UK. That’s why it’s important that we pay staff as much as we can reasonably afford.
 
UCLH is lucky to have talented and committed staff who work incredibly hard. It’s important to us to offer NHS-leading rewards for all of our staff

To demonstrate our commitment in this area, we’ve become the first NHS employer in the capital to sign up as a London Living Wage Employer in 2016.

The commitment means that staff employed by UCLH will be guaranteed the London Living Wage of £9.40 per hour. This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 per hour.

The idea to become an accredited London Living Wage employer arose at the UCLH joint partnership forum, where staff representatives and unions meet with UCLH leaders every month.

Ben Morrin, workforce director, said: “UCLH is lucky to have talented and committed staff who work incredibly hard. It’s important to us to offer NHS-leading rewards for all of our staff.”

Faith Thornhill, RCN UCLH lead representative and chair of Staffside Partners, said: “The credit union is one of many initiatives that have been championed by Staffside Partners on behalf of UCLH staff. We’re pleased to see these ideas being taken forward as we believe that they really will improve life for those who work here.”

UCLH is also committing to be the first NHS employer to also commit to the Good Jobs campaign. In collaboration with employers in engineering, creative industries, technology, digital media and health – the sectors most impacted by the UK’s skills shortage – the ‘Good Jobs Campaign’ will match young people to businesses and healthcare employers in their community that need their skills. UCLH is working with Camden and Islington college to take forward this initiative and looks forward to welcoming its first intake this summer.

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