Lush Cosmetics increases UK pay in line with the Real Living Wage findings
Lush has increased wages for UK staff as one of the accredited Living Wage Foundation employers.
Set by the Living Wage Foundation and based on the true cost of living, the Real Living Wage is £10.90 per hour in the UK, and £11.95 per hour in London for all of those 18 and over.
Kim Coles, Lush finance director, said “Lush staff making and selling our products are crucial to our success and we continue to commit to the rate to ensure that, as the cost of living continues to rise, we can be confident that our rates of pay are fair and that our staff can afford what they need to thrive, not just to survive.”
Lush was recognised as ‘Industry Trailblazer’ for paying the Real Living Wage at the Living Wage Foundation Champion Awards 2022. This followed 10 years of the company paying staff the Real Living Wage in the UK.
Chloe, sales assistant at Lush, said: “I have worked for Lush and earned the real living wage for almost six years, since the age of 16. Earning the Real Living Wage has also allowed me to go to university and live comfortably while training to be a paramedic. It’s vital that people are paid in line with the cost of living, so that they can live comfortably without worries.”
Kasey Swithenbank, lead retailer of UK&I retail at Lush, will be acting as a judge at this year’s People in Retail Awards.
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