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West Ham to pay all workers the Living Wage of £10.20 an hour

PUBLISHED: 16:18 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:18 05 December 2017

West Ham United has become an accredited London Living Wage payer. Picture credit: WHFC

West Ham United has become an accredited London Living Wage payer. Picture credit: WHFC

Copyright © 2017 Andrew Wiard

West Ham has become the third Premier League football club to pay its workers the Living Wage.

Almost 200 employees, including cleaners and kitchen staff, will have their pay increased to £10.20 an hour as a result of the change.

The current minimum wage for over 25s is £7.50 per hour,

Chelsea and Everton are the other Premier League clubs accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for signing up to the voluntary scheme.

Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, said: “The Living Wage Foundation accreditation is something we have been working towards for a long time, including lobbying the Mayor to help encourage our landlords to commit to paying a fair day’s pay, and we are over the moon to now be in a position where we can finally become a recognised Living Wage employer.”

Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, added: “The Living Wage badge is the mark of a responsible employer and West Ham United are joining a movement of over 3,700 employers across the UK who are making sure that all employees can live with dignity.”

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