CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer.

From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017, and an increase on the previous London living wage rate paid to CEFTUS employees.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Ibrahim Dogus, Director, the Centre for Turkey Studies said: “At CEFTUS we are committed to investing in our people and paying the Living Wage is the most basic way we can achieve this.

“Not only is it the right thing to do, it also makes sense from the organisation’s perspective.

“In helping to secure a better future for our employees, we hope to put the organisation on a more sustainable footing over the long-term.“

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome CEFTUS to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”

“We are a movement of over 3000 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like CEFTUS join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”