To celebrate the Real Living Wage week (w/b 15th November 2021), Outspoken Training has joined forces with the Living Wage Foundation to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers who wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. By becoming accredited, Outspoken Training have committed to ensuring all their staff (operations team and 120+ instructors) are employed on terms above the Real Living Wage whilst ensuring their supply chain also pay staff and contractors at least the Real Living Wage.
The drive to make this change comes from Outspoken Training’s ambition to improve the communities they operate within. It is their belief that cycling has the power to transform communities by creating fitter, healthier, less congested and less polluted neighbourhoods. To achieve this, Outspoken Training aims to enthuse more people to cycle by offering innovative, life-changing and fun cycle training services to inspire ore people to build cycling into their everyday lives.
Kieron McNab, Managing Director said: “Our staff are an essential part of our vision to improve neighbourhoods and come from all sections of the community. It is important for us to recognise the impact and responsibility they have by ensuring that are paid fairly for the life changing work they deliver and this work hand-in-hand with our commitment to improving local communities by ensuring people are paid fairly.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Outspoken Training has joined the movement of over 7,000 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. They join thousands of businesses who recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”