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Global appliance leader Haier UK is an accredited Living Wage Employer

Haier, a global home appliance brand leader is an accredited Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Haier Europe in the UK receive a minimum hourly wage of at least £9.90 in the UK or £11.05 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

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 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Haier joins over 10,000 organisations, who have voluntarily chosen to pay the real Living Wage because they believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

Matthew Given, UK Group Director – Human Resources said  “We value our people. They are our most valuable asset. Without their skills, knowledge and expertise, Haier UK wouldn’t be able to strive and achieve the heights of success that it does. By voluntarily doing this, we are acknowledging the importance of this issue in our organisation.”

“We are really proud of this accreditation. For us at Haier UK, it’s one of the most important things we have done. We know it will benefit our staff and those third party colleagues that do hugely valuable work for us day in and day out,” added Matthew Given.

The Living Wage movement benefits hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Haier Europe has joined the movement of over 10,000 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.”

Haier, the No.1 Global Major Appliances Brand for 13 consecutive years ** is a leader in the manufacturing of smart home appliances. Haier has garnered a global reputation for premium design, quality, and reliability alongside its innovative use of connectivity and cutting-edge technology. As well as already offering innovative tech features across its range of cooking, cooling and cleaning products, the company has plans to release even more smart products this year.

“We are looking forward to showcasing our future product releases which would only be possible thanks to our wonderful staff who everyday help to make this organisation the leader it is,” concluded Matthew Given.

* * Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2022.

Photo: A packed crowd listen to Haier Europe’s executives unveil the company’s plans for the future.