JM Security Systems Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that JM Security Systems, has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at JM Security Systems, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

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.

“Once we heard about the Living Wage Foundation, we wanted to become part of a national movement that currently has over 3,600 UK employers, all of whom are committed to paying a fair wage.  At JM Security Systems, we are already IIP accredited, but we wanted to also become part of the Living Wage Foundation, to show that we are an employer that wishes to deal fairly with our employees” Jay Masood, Managing Director, JM Security Systems.

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 JM Security Systems 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 3,600 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 JM Security Systems join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

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JM Security Systems is the trading name of Approved Security Systems Limited, a private limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 06234594.