Yorkshire Water to pay living wage

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water has been accredited as a living wage employer.

The water supply and treatment utility organisation, together with its parent company Kelda Group, have committed to pay the UK living wage of £7.85 to employees, including third-party contractors, rather than the national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour.

Richard Flint, chief executive at Yorkshire Water and Kelda Group, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the living wage accreditation because ensuring all eligible employees are paid fairly is the right thing to do, whether they are our employees or third-party contractors.

“We are proud to be one of the region’s biggest employers and with that position comes the responsibility that our colleagues receive a fair wage for the important work they do.”

More than 1,000 organisations are now accredited living wage employers, including HSBC, Nestlé and Chelsea Football Club.