Hounslow welcomes Living Wage for residents working at Heathrow Airport

Hounslow Council has welcomed the news that Heathrow Airport has become a Living Wage accredited employer.

Published: Wednesday, 8th November 2017

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Hounslow Council has welcomed the news that Heathrow Airport has become a Living Wage accredited employer. This means that hundreds of Hounslow residents who work at the airport will receive the Living Wage by the end of 2020. Heathrow is the first airport to be accredited in Britain.

Hounslow Council is already a London Living Wage employer. It began paying the London Living Wage in 2011 and became an accredited employer in 2012. The Council pays all its staff the London Living Wage rate and expects any contractors, supplying services to the Council to do the same.

From 1 April 2017, all employees have received at least £9.75 an hour or £18,301 a year [full time]. Following the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s announcement recently, the Council will be increasing this to £10.20 per hour (£19,146 a year full-time].

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:” We are proud to be paying the London Living Wage to all our staff. We believe it is important for people to earn a fair wage for the work that they do.

“We are pleased that our residents who are employed by Heathrow Airport, will also be paid the Living Wage.”